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Art history


the academic study of the history and development of the visual arts
Contemporary Examples

Most art history books cite Giotto as the first great painter of the Renaissance.
Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications Noah Charney May 19, 2013

Here he is most deserving of his relatively newfound place in art history and an even closer look.
Art’s Original Ladies’ Man Rachel Wolff June 10, 2010

You wrote me, “The very categories you want to ‘borrow’ from art history no longer have much currency among art historians.”
The Eyes Have It Blake Gopnik March 4, 2013

And it was only one example from that summer of an art history discovery that would stay with me for my whole life.
Michael Clinton: How to Become a Globe-Trotter Michael Clinton March 3, 2013

Barack Obama wrote a handwritten apology this week after making a joke about majoring in art history.
Obama’s Art History Apology Ben Jacobs February 19, 2014

Historical Examples

Looking at the art history of Florence we see that Dolci came very late into the world.
Carlo Dolci George Hay

Cannot fail to be of the utmost use to students of art history.
Wanderings in Patagonia Julius Beerbohm

Another marked event in the art history of the thirteenth century was the introduction of sculpture into England.
A History of Art for Beginners and Students Clara Erskine Clement

Second, it reverses the usual process of art history—it tells why, not how, man constructs works of art.
Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker

His distortions have served as a basis for a display of ignorance which has few parallels in art history.
Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright


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