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    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Abstract Expressionist; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "This painting deliberately combines a host of allusions to Spanish culture such as the stark black/white contrasts of Goya, Velasquez, and Picasso, the Spanish poet Lorca's lament to a dead bullfighter, 'Llanto por Ignacio Jánchez mejías', and the...
    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Abstract Expressionist; Color-field; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The assertive flatness of the implacable field of red is emphasized by the linear vertical 'zips'. Rather than functioning as 'drawing' within space, these reinforce and delimit the space as a whole. White 'zips' in Newman's works also evoke...
    • July 1983.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Contemporary; Postmodern
    • "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...
    • Green & Maroon.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Abstract Expressionist; Color-field; Modern (styles and periods)
    • "By the turn of the 1950s Rothko had arrived at the pictorial format which was to serve him for the rest of his career; horizontal lozenges of soft-edged color hovering in a large vertically oriented field. These clouds of color were seen by him as...
    • Manhattan.

    • Tachiste; Art Informel; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "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...
    • Big Painting VI.

    • Pop (fine arts styles); Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Whilst clearly representing a critique of free expression, Lichtenstein's 'brushstrokes', like most of his other Pop works, had an exact comic-book source. They initially derived from a strip entitled 'The Painting' published in Charlton Comics'...
    • Three Musicians.

    • Cubist; Synthetic Cubist; Modern (styles and periods); Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Synthetic Cubism marked a return to bright color. Whereas Analytic Cubism fragmented objects into abstract geometric forms, Synthetic Cubism arranged flat shapes of color to form objects. Picasso's Three Musicians - a clarinetist on the left, a...
    • Fate of the Beasts.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Expressionist; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Fate of the Beasts (1913), perhaps also related to the prevailing apprehensions of war, portrays a total, inescapable catastrophe. Hard, arrowlike diagonals intersect to shoot across the canvas. Trees bleed and descend in a cosmic cataclysm. The...
    • Fighting Forms.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Expressionist; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Marc, unlike Kandinsky, was predominantly a painter of imagery derived from the material world. But in a group of small compositions from 1914 and in sketches that he made in the notebook he carried, there was evidence of a move to abstraction....
    • Riverfront Break.

    • Contemporary
    • “Johnson is a practitioner of a style sometimes labeled ‘abstract illusionism’, making paintings where apparently solid but abstract forms float in illusionary space. Riverfront Break may have been suggested by the industrial forms of the New...
    • Atlas of the City of Louisville, 1876.

    • Maps; Plats
    • Maps, on a scale of 200 feet per inch, of "every lot or parcel of ground" in the central area of Louisville, Kentucky in 1876, including details such as precise dimensions, owners' names, building materials (wood vs. brick) and whether structures...
    • Dentistry, School of, 1985.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; University of Louisville. School of Dentistry; Abstract sculpture; Fountains; Courtyards; Educational facilities;
    • School of Dentistry seen across the Health Sciences Center courtyard. Ad Astra (an abstract sculpture) can be seen in addition to a fountain. The University of Louisville School of Dentistry was organized in 1918 with the purchase of the Louisville...
    • Numbers.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Neo-Dada; Pop (fine arts styles)
    • "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 modulated....
    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Pop (fine arts styles); Modern (styles and periods)
    • "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 early 1960s...

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