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  • Description: Postwar
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    • 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...
    • Gen. Lew Wallace, U.S.A.

    • Gen. Lew Wallace, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Lew Wallace (1827-1905), a lawyer, governor, and Union general in the United States Civil War. He was also an author, best remembered for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. During the war, he was promoted to Brigadier...
    • Gen. Robert C. Schenck, U.S.A.

    • Gen. Robert C. Schenck, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Robert Cumming Schenck (1809-1890), who was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers in the Union Army of the United States Civil War. He was promoted to major general in 1862. Postwar he was elected to the 38th Congress and served...
    • Gen. Martin D. Hardin, [Gen.] Wesley Merritt, U.S.A.

    • Gen. Martin D. Hardin, [Gen.] Wesley Merritt, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Union Army generals Martin D. Hardin and Wesley Merritt. Hardin was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the United States Civil War. He was born in Illinois and his father was a native Kentuckian. He married Estella Graham of...
    • Gen. Adelbert Ames, U.S.A.

    • Gen. Adelbert Ames, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Brigadier General Adelbert Ames (1835-1933), a sailor, soldier, and politician. He served with distinction as a Union Army brigadier general during the United States Civil War. He was brevetted major general and received a Congressional...
    • Gen'l W. T. Sherman.

    • Gen'l W. T. Sherman.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Engraved portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), Major General of the Union Army during the United States Civil War. He is well known for leading his troops in the capture (and burning) the city of Atlanta in 1864, then marching to the...
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures; Details

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • July 1983.

    • July 1983.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In the mid-1980s Richter produced abstract paintings as well as realist 'photo-paintings'. […] he appeared here to be recapitulating the ideological options underpinning postwar modernism in so far as his own transplantation from Eastern to...
    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Agriculture; Agricultural productivity; Croplands; Farms; Farming; Economics; Economic & social conditions; Landscapes (Representations); Villages; Coastlines; Animals

    • "Bojewyan is a small village near St. Just in Cornwall, England. At the time of the painting local farmsteads were falling empty because they were uneconomic. Lanyon saw this as a serious threat to the region. His painting contains hints of a...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Blue Veil.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as...
    • 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...
    • Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March, 1960.

    • Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March, 1960.

    • Performance art; Performances; Painting; Body painting; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Artists; Men; Dandies; Women; Nudes; Audiences; Spectators; Orchestras; Music ensembles; Musicians; Sitting; Musical instruments; Clothing & dress; Suits...

    • "This performance exemplifies Klein's participation in the masculinist tradition of the dandy. The self-contained male, renouncing biological productivity (symbolized by the 'fecundity' of the paint-covered women launching themselves at...
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