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    • The Street, Fifth Avenue.

    • The Street, Fifth Avenue.

    • Photogravures; Prints; Photographs; Cityscape photographs; Cities & towns; Cityscapes; City & town life; Roads; Streets; Winter; Snow; Carriages & coaches; Vehicles; Horses; Animals; Architecture; Buildings; Gates; Trees

    • "In his own art […] Stieglitz had moved quite sharply away from the pictorialism of his early work toward ever-more 'straight' photography - that is, toward photographs that look like photographs, free of lens or darkroom manipulations...
    • Katie on Sofa.

    • Katie on Sofa.

    • Paintings; Girls; Leisure; Sitting; Domestic life; Clothing & dress; Furniture; Furnishings; Seating furniture; Sofas; Couches; Pillows; Upholstery; Chairs; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Interiors; Rooms...

    • "Within the same generation as the Expressionist [Alice] Neel was the rather Post-Impressionist Fairfield Porter, who painted radiant, grandly composed intimist pictures that, albeit thoroughly American, seem aesthetically and spiritually at...
    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Abstract drawings; Drawings; Pencil works

    • "In her consistent use of grids Agnes Martin participated in a tradition in twentieth-century art stretching from the Cubists and Mondrian to her Minimalist contemporaries. The grid was a non-hierarchical and non-referential structure. It...
    • Belle Haleine, Eau de Voilette, [perfume bottle in case].

    • Belle Haleine, Eau de Voilette, [perfume bottle in case].

    • Sculpture; Bottles; Containers; Perfumes; Cosmetics; Cosmetics industry; Industry; Commercialism; Grooming; Hygiene; Puns (Visual works); Labels; Men; Artists; Portraits; Self-portraits; Female impersonators; Cross dressing

    • "The text on the label punningly translates as 'beautiful breath/veil water'. Duchamp's female alter ego, Rrose Sélavy, peers out from above it." (Caption, p.54); "Among Duchamp's strangest gestures had been the creation of a female...
    • The Alcoholic.

    • The Alcoholic.

    • Photographs; Composite photographs; Montages; Justice; Social justice; Social values; Economic & social conditions; Moral & ethical aspects; Ethics; Alcoholism; Men; Sleeping; Artists; Sculptors; Photographers; Heads (Anatomy); Faces;...

    • "Gilbert and George's presence in their photo-works can be seen as an extension of their early performance activities. They often stand apart from the other imagery in the pieces as though acknowledging the artifice involved. Moral conundrums...
    • Manhattan.

    • Manhattan.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract works; Abstract paintings

    • "Wols's painted surfaces register a variety of different activities. Paint was stenciled, smeared, trickled, or thrown onto his canvases. Markings were incised using the artist's fingers or sticks. In essence, though, these images were more...
    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Heads (Anatomy); Women; Men; Fathers; Nudes; Body parts; Lions; Animals; Ants; Locusts; Insects; Chalices; Drinking vessels;...

    • "Dali's variation on Paolo Uccello's work of the same title, this is probably his most sacrilegious painting." (Caption); The Profanation of the Host […] is one of Dali's most sacrilegious paintings (although later he tried to exonerate...
    • Untitled (Medici Princess).

    • Untitled (Medici Princess).

    • Sculpture; Boxes; Mixed media; Allusions; Photographs; Reproductions; Portraits; Girls; Children; Youth; Princesses; Upper class; Nobility; Boys; Posing; Clothing & dress; Children's clothing & dress; Dresses; Necklaces; Jewelry; Pendants...

    • "Cornell's boxes of the 1940s and 1950s consisted of achingly melancholy juxtapositions of incongruously scaled objects implying temporal and spatial poetic leaps. A Victorian child's soap bubble set would be placed against a lunar map or a...
    • Head of a Man.

    • Head of a Man.

    • Collages; Montages; Photographs; Men; Heads (Anatomy); Moral aspects of war; Pessimism

    • "Henderson is rarely accorded much status in accounts of postwar art but he was a formative influence on members of London's Independent Group, especially [Eduardo] Paolozzi and [Richard] Hamilton. In the late 1940s and 1950s he photographed...
    • Head of a Man, detail.

    • Head of a Man, detail.

    • Collages; Montages; Photographs; Men; Heads (Anatomy); Moral aspects of war; Pessimism; Details

    • "Henderson is rarely accorded much status in accounts of postwar art but he was a formative influence on members of London's Independent Group, especially [Eduardo] Paolozzi and [Richard] Hamilton. In the late 1940s and 1950s he photographed...
    • Numbers.

    • Numbers.

    • Drawings; Numerals

    • "Johns used letters or numbers as a means of reintroducing the signifiers of a collective sign system into a Modernist 'field' previously answerable to subjective judgments of taste. The textures in his drawings in particular are subtly...
    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Philosophers; People associated with education & communication; Clothing & dress; Beards; Mustaches

    • "This effigy of the august man of letters was inspired by portraits of Greek philosophers from the fourth and third centuries B.C., but it remains true to the art of the Antonine portrait in its attempts to convey sensitivity and...
    • More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid.

    • More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Childhood & youth; Social aspects; Social values; Capitalism; Families; Gifts; Stuffed animals (Toys); Toys; Animals; Dolls

    • "The title of this work powerfully conveys the emotional blackmail tied up with certain instances of toy-making or giving. Alongside imagery relating to childhood, Kelley often explores adolescent subcultures, fads, and obsessions. His work...
    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Montages; Photographs; Motion study photographs; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Women; Clothing & dress; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Skulls; Crosses; Flags; Symbols; Power (Social sciences)

    • "Between 1970 and 1987 Zofia Kulik carried out performances in her native Poland with fellow artist Przenyslaw Kwick. Her more recent photographic works contain a 'time-based' aspect in that, rather than constituting montages made up from...
    • The Discussion, detail.

    • The Discussion, detail.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Cigarettes; Details

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Discussion.

    • The Discussion.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Backs (Anatomy); Eyeglasses; Sitting; Cigarettes; Smoking; Newspapers; Periodicals; Chairs;...

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Prints; Screen prints; Wallpapers; Details; Commercialism; Patterns (Design elements); Cows; Cattle; Bulls; Animals; Livestock; Heads (Anatomy); Horns (Animal); Ears; Bridles

    • "Warhol's 'wallpaper' initially decorated a room at Leo Castelli's New York gallery in April, 1966. Another room was devoted to his floating Silver Clouds (helium-filled silver pillows)." (Caption, p.111); "[Robert] Rauschenberg's...
    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Prints; Screen prints; Wallpapers; Details; Commercialism; Patterns (Design elements); Cows; Cattle; Bulls; Animals; Livestock; Heads (Anatomy); Horns (Animal); Ears; Bridles

    • "Warhol's 'wallpaper' initially decorated a room at Leo Castelli's New York gallery in April, 1966. Another room was devoted to his floating Silver Clouds (helium-filled silver pillows)." (Caption, p.111); "[Robert] Rauschenberg's...
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