art historical


Definition of art historical

: of or relating to the history of art

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art historically adverb

Examples of art historical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The response of the art historical establishment—beyond a flurry of now standard expressions of solidarity with Black Lives Matter—has been almost inaudible. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, "Who Decides What’s Beautiful?," 8 Sep. 2020 The British gallery, numbered 203 on the museum’s floor plan of its neoclassical 1916 building, is part of an overall chronological sequence of galleries organized around art historical styles, movements and national schools. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Museum of Art refreshes British gallery with splash of color, new purchases, references to sins of empire," 30 Aug. 2020 His style of painting is the result of exposure to several art historical precedents. John Zotos, Dallas News, "Otis Jones, a Dallas artist with international acclaim, has latest work featured at Barry Whistler Gallery," 11 June 2020 Internes is a 6-foot-by-8-foot who’s who of cartoon, comic book, video game and art historical icons. Danielle Avram, Dallas News, "Art collective stages a playful exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary," 20 Feb. 2020 His real passion, however, lay with the Courtauld Institute, a center for art historical studies. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Crown Got It Right: Anthony Blunt, Queen Elizabeth's Art Curator, Was a Soviet Spy," 17 Nov. 2019 Soon, he too was persuaded—first incorporating Marxist theories into his art historical essays, before eventually deciding to support the Soviet cause. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Crown Got It Right: Anthony Blunt, Queen Elizabeth's Art Curator, Was a Soviet Spy," 17 Nov. 2019 One is that Liu’s work appears to be packed with art historical references. Steven Litt, cleveland, "MOCA Cleveland’s ‘Invisible Cities’ exhibit highlights powerful art of Chinese ‘trickster mixer-upper’ Liu Wei," 6 Oct. 2019 In the third gallery, self-portraits by Jon Key skew the art historical canon in a different way. Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, "Art day in L.A.: A walker’s guide to gallery hopping along Highland Avenue," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of art historical

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Art historical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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