of or relating to the history of art or to its study: art historical documents on 16th-century painting.
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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.