Fine Arts

Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is a searchable database that includes the following encyclopedias and dictionaries:

Grove Art Online
Grove Art Online is a scholarly art encyclopedia covering both Western and non­Western art. First published as the landmark 34-­volume Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, the content of Grove Art encompasses all aspects of visual culture. It features articles about topics as varied as Fauvism and Frida Kahlo, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images made available through Oxford’s partnerships with museums, galleries, and other arts organizations.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms provides 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles in the visual arts. The quick reference format includes materials, techniques, and foreign terms essential for navigating the current visual climate.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is the most substantial English­language reference work devoted solely to the exploration of this subject. Featuring more than 600 articles by more than 500 art historians, philosophers, and theorists, this encyclopedia provides coverage of historical accounts and critical discussions on the subject. While aesthetics is often thought of as a Western tradition beginning in the 18th century, the roots of an interdisciplinary critical approach to art and culture run far deeper – from the Classical era through the Renaissance and up to the present day. From Plato to Heidegger, Romanticism to Post­Modernism, Beauty to Ugliness, this authoritative source provides an even representation of the wide range of competing ideas in the field today. This encyclopedia surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society; it is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts – from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.

The Oxford Companion to Western Art
The Oxford Companion to Western Art contains more than 2,600 entries and covers more than 1,700 artists and their work. Articles discuss art movements, theory, and criticism. In addition to thorough regional and cultural surveys, this publication lists all relevant museums and galleries under the city of their location, such as Barcelona and Moscow. The full text of this reference work is available and searchable in Oxford Art Online, and is cross­searchable with other resources.