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Gateway to a collection of online dictionaries and encyclopedias that cover every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present including:
civilizations, countries, and continents
national artistic traditions
"art life and organization" of cities
materials, methods, and techniques
themes and subjects
Includes a lengthy survey article, "Portraiture," linked to a broad range of related articles addressing many specific aspects of portraiture. Each article includes links to related articles in Oxford Art Online, is supplemented by a bibliography of major primary and secondary sources.