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    • 20/50.

    • 20/50.

    • Rooms & spaces; Windows; Industrialization; Industrial facilities; Industry; Deterioration; Building deterioration

    • Installation: used sump oil, steel; "The oil uncannily mirrors the ceiling of the gallery, leaving the spectator, figuratively speaking, in mid-air. Although currently installed in the Saatchi Gallery, the work was originally located in Matt's...
    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • Illustrations; Periodical illustrations; Drawings; Ink drawings; Collages; Cartoons (Commentary); Editorial cartoons; Political cartoons; Satires (Visual works); Politics & government; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings;...

    • "Ad Reinhardt's satirical cartoons, which contrasted sharply with his practice as a painter, dated back to the 1930s and 1940s. His strong Communist sympathies during that period had informed a series of cartoons for left-wing journals. By the...
    • Akhenaton, Nefertiti, and three daughters.

    • Akhenaton, Nefertiti, and three daughters.

    • Sculpture; Stelae; Portraits; Group portraits; Men; Kings; Rulers; Women; Queens; People associated with politics & government; Couples; Spouses; Fathers; Mothers; Families; Family; Children; Girls; Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Crowns;...

    • From Tell el-Armana, Egypt. "A sunken relief stele, perhaps from a private shrine, provides a rare look at this royal family. The style is familiar from the colossus of Akhenaton [from the temple of Aton, Karnak, Egypt, Dynasty XVIII, ca....
    • Artemis, front view.

    • Artemis, front view.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Goddesses; People associated with religion; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Gestures

    • One of the Piraeus bronze statues; "The statue of the large Artemis reflects a different conception of the goddess, that of a serious young woman, in which her role as huntress is indicated only by the position of the fingers holding the bow...
    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • Paintings; Casein paintings; Tempera paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Allusions; Fantasy; Poetry; Liberty; Death; Fascism; Civil wars; War; Bulls; Animals

    • "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',...
    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Symbols; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Nuclear war; Nuclear weapons; Atomic bombs; Atoms; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Baseball players; Baseball umpires; Athletes; People associated with...

    • "The atom bomb was good news for Dali's commercial art." (Caption); "The New York Times reviewer of the Sentimental Colloquy had said correctly that Dali's 'Surrealist' paintings were now executed according to a mere formula. That...
    • Au Naturel.

    • Au Naturel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Puns (Visual works); Sex; Couples; Relations between the sexes; Human body; Body parts; Anatomy; Genitals; Pails; Containers; Fruit; Melons; Food; Citrus fruit; Oranges; Cucumbers; Vegetables

    • "Lucas grew up in a working-class environment in East London and uses its idioms in her work. To some extent she has also borrowed from the American art that she saw in the late 1980s in London's Saatchi Gallery. Her 'grungy' abject imagery...
    • Augustus as Supreme Pontiff, front view.

    • Augustus as Supreme Pontiff, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Priests; Clergy; People associated with religion; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles

    • "This portrait of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - 14 A.D.) is a fragment of a full-length statue that was recarved into a bust and then set on an architectural element taken from another source. The chin, nose, and arch of the right eyebrow are...
    • Augustus, front view.

    • Augustus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Hairstyles

    • Portrait head. "This portrait has fundamental importance in the study of Augustan iconography. Both it and a very similar portrait in the Forbes collection are considered excellent examples of the Louvre type of Augustan portrait. [...] This...
    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Gods; People associated with religion; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Wreaths; Vines; Hides & skins; Beards; Genitals; Bowls (Tableware);...

    • "This statue combines two antique fragments: Bacchus's torso and Silenus's torso and head, along with sixteenth-century additions including Bacchus's head, arms, and legs, and Silenus's arms and legs. The restoration is probably the work of...
    • Balaclavas.

    • Balaclavas.

    • Sculpture; Headgear; Symbols; Commercialism; Commerce; Shopping; Patterns (Design elements); Logos; Swastikas; Rabbits; Animals; Mirrors; Reflections; Cameras; Photographic apparatus & supplies

    • Series of five woolen hoods; "The motifs on Trockel's knitted balaclavas emblematized various issues. The 'bunnies', for instance, teasingly evoked the kind of imagery displayed in [Sigmar] Polke's Playboy Bunnies, whilst the swastikas nudged...
    • Bald Eagle.

    • Bald Eagle.

    • Collages; Abstract works; Eagles; Birds; Animals

    • "In the year before Pollock's premature death, Krasner made powerful collages, possibly drawing on the huge semi-abstract 'paper-cuts' that the veteran French Modernist Henri Matisse was producing around this time. In one of these collages she...
    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Warriors; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Trousers; Footwear; Headgear; Beards; Daggers & swords; Arms & armament; Lifting & carrying

    • "Images of barbarians, an essential element of triumphal ceremony in imperial Rome, were most often represented in a military context. […] [S]uch representations are omnipresent in Trajan's Forum, on the façade of the Ulpia Basilica, and...
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Discrimination; Race discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Indigenous peoples; Cultural relations; History; Irony; Fantasy; Archaeology; Excavation; Hides & skins; Steering...

    • "Durham's symbolic recoding of the imagery of modern America in the terms of its native Indians is interesting in relation to Joseph Beuys's use of Indian iconography for purposes of symbolic retribution. As a modernist, Beuys assumed his work...
    • 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...
    • Big Painting VI.

    • Big Painting VI.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Comic books; Comics

    • "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...
    • Blaze, detail.

    • Blaze, detail.

    • Paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Optical illusions; Hallucinations & illusions; Details

    • "Riley's 'Op' paintings of the early 1960s were exclusively in black and white although, as her critical mentor the psychologist Anton Ehrenzweig noted, they could generate disembodied sensations of color. She was to begin incorporating color...
    • 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...
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