art history(redirected from Historical development of art history)
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|Noun||1.||art history - the academic discipline that studies the development of painting and sculpture|
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
iconology - the branch of art history that studies visual images and their symbolic meaning (especially in social or political terms)