Oxford Art Online, formerly Grove Art Online, offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.

Key Features

  • Over 45,000 signed articles covering the fine arts, including painting, sculpture, and architecture, and the decorative arts, including ceramics, textiles, jewellery, interior design, furniture, glass, and metalwork
  • Over 21,000 biographies
  • Over 6,000 art images and line drawings
  • Linking via partnerships to other subject specific online resources, including ARTstor
  • Learning resources and timelines provide invaluable support for teachers and students
  • Direct links from biographies to other online resources, including the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Regularly updated with new and revised articles and images, plus contemporary art updates and images from the ongoing contemporary art programme

To access Oxford Art Online/Grove Art Online, click here to go to our databases. Once there, scroll down to Grove Art Online.