art historical


: of or relating to the history of art
art historically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Part of what the artists in this show are undermining is the old art historical track that posits this monoculture of excellence in art. Dallas News, 23 June 2022 Viewing these two works in the former site of the Met Breuer and the Whitney Museum of American Art, while the mansion is renovated, further extends the art historical significance. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 In the art world, the bridge from academia into museums means that art historical categories were brought over into museum culture. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 It’s included upstairs in the DMA’s European Gallery to expand viewers’ understanding of the art historical canon, so be sure not to miss it. Dallas News, 26 Jan. 2022 Addressing a prejudice As conceived by Emily Peters, the Cleveland museum’s curator of prints and drawings, the show addresses a longstanding art historical prejudice against drawings from northern Europe in the Renaissance. Steven Litt, cleveland, 23 Oct. 2022 The origin and spread of that equation is the show’s subject, which is a relatively new field of art historical scholarship. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2022 Four are now three, and thanks to new combinations of scientific analysis, art historical insight and informed looking, a vexing, long-standing problem has been resolved. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2022 What other pop cultural or art historical influences inform your work? Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of art historical was in 1854

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“Art historical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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