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art history

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Definition of art history in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The academic study of the history and development of painting, sculpture, and the other visual arts: a degree in art history [as modifier]: the art history department
More example sentences
  • Pater was writing just when the working methodology of academic art history was being established.
  • The study of art history in a Ph.D. program took up the better part of the next 15 years.
  • Hegel has been called the father of history for the historicizing model he offered the field of art history.

Derivatives

art historian

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noun
Example sentences
  • France Morin is an independent contemporary art curator and art historian based in New York.
  • Much has been made of Smyth's family background, for he is the son of Renaissance art historian Craig Hugh Smyth and was brought up in Italy.
  • Along with Ruskin, Pater is the late-nineteenth-century English art historian whose writing and arguments remain of living interest.

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