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    • The First Days of Spring.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The First Days of Spring inaugurated a series of works in which, determined to be more Surrealist than the Surrealists themselves, Dali elaborated a symbolic language for delineating, with microscopic precision, his erotic obsessions. It deserves,...
    • 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'...
    • 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...
    • Man in overalls with fiddle, 1926.

    • Musicians; Violins; Stringed instruments; People
    • A bearded man wearing denim overalls, a buttoned up shirt, and a serious expression holds a fiddle and bow. He was likely a participant in the "Champion of Dixie" regional fiddle contest held at a Ford dealership in Louisville on January 20, 1926.
    • Louis James.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of actor Louis James in costume as dastardly villain. He wears a hat with plume; tunic with cape and tights; a sword at his side; and a mustache, small pointy beard, and devilish expression on his face, perhaps...
    • Zenia Fedova.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women
    • Portrait of performer Zenia Fedova wearing bobbed hair, a sad expression, and an off-the-shoulder dress. Inscription on print, lower right: To Bert Humler from Zenia Fedova. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.). Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Scene from a minstrel stage show.

    • Theatrical productions; Minstrel shows; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Production photograph of a scene from a minstrel stage show, with an outdoor backdrop and picnic props. One man in blackface points a shotgun at another man in blackface, while a man in the middle, with long sideburns and wearing a hunting cap and...
    • Woman with hair parted at center.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women
    • Portrait of an unidentified young woman with dark hair parted at center and pulled back. She gazes at the camera with a direct expression. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.). Title supplied by cataloger.
    • George W. Wilson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes
    • Portrait of actor George W. Wilson in blackface. He wears the collar of his shirt up, and rests his chin on his left hand. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University of...
    • Man in Oriental costume.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of heavyset man wearing bald cap and kimono, standing with legs wide apart and gesturing with outstretched arms. This image depicts Asians in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University...
    • Alexander Salvini.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes
    • Character portrait of Alexander (Alessandro) Salvini, a famous Italian actor best known for light opera performances. He has curly hair, an intense expression, and wears a toga. The son of Tommaso Salvini, Salvini was born in 1861 and appeared at...
    • Marie Doro.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women
    • Three-quarter length portrait of performer Marie Doro wearing a black cape and a worried expression. Doro, born Marie Katherine Steward in Duncannon, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1882, starred in three productions at Macauley's Theatre: "The Morals of...
    • Charles W. Couldock.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Portrait of left profile of performer Charles Couldock, an older man wearing a disagreeable expression and a three-piece suit with bow tie. Couldock appeared at Macauley's Theatre in "Hazel Kirke" (December 1881 and March 1882) and "Saints and...

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