of or relating to the history of art or to its study: art historical documents on 16th-century painting.
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Lexical Investigations: ArtA motley combination of Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Germanic dialects, the English language (more or less as we know it) coalesced between the 9th and 13th centuries. Since then, it has continued to import and borrow words and expressions from around the world, and the meanings have mutated. (Awesome and awful once meant nearly the same thing.) Some specimens in the English vocabulary have followed unusually circuitous routes …
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Origin of art historical
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for art historical
“Unlike Turkey or Egypt, we have no art-historical tradition,” he told The Telegraph in 2002.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh|Lizzie Crocker|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'm not sure that artist-chosen shows are of that much curatorial or art-historical use, and anyway they've become a cliche.