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    • Snake Goddess [or attendant], front view.

    • Snake Goddess [or attendant], front view.

    • Sculpture; Figurines; Myths; Legends; Women; Goddesses; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Clothing & dress; Headgear; Breasts; Animals; Snakes; Reptiles; Lifting & carrying

    • "In contrast to Mesopotamia and Egypt, no temples or monumental statues of gods, kings, or monsters have been found in Minoan Crete. Large wooden images may once have existed, but what remains of Minoan sculpture in the round is small in...
    • 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...
    • Guernica, study.

    • Guernica, study.

    • Drawings; Studies (Visual works); Pencil works; Figure drawings; Female figure drawings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; War destruction & pillage; Death; Mental...

    • "Picasso did forty-five studies for Guernica. The one illustrated here shows the dying horse and the mother with the dead child. They have been changed in the final painting, although they retain their basic character. The Cubist neck of the...
    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Boys; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Wreaths; Leaves; Pendants (Jewelry); Jewelry; Gestures; Chests; Storage furniture; Boxes; Containers; Scrolls (Visual works)

    • "With its somewhat distant-looking quality and distinctive crown of olive leaves, this statue is most likely a memorial portrait. Although the head and body originally came from two separate statues, they are chronologically consistent. The...
    • Zeugma [Turkey], mosaic pavement, Women at Breakfast, view of whole.

    • Zeugma [Turkey], mosaic pavement, Women at Breakfast, view of whole.

    • Mosaics; Mosaic pavements; Floors; Theaters; Theatrical productions; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Storytelling; Entertaining; Entertainment; Stages (Platforms); Backdrops; Architecture; Architectural elements; Architectural...

    • The "border shows a row of stepped pyramids and a band of guilloche, and between these a wide acanthus scroll. The latter consists of foliate male masks similar to those placed in the corners and from which branches spring in either direction....
    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Girls; Breasts; Mirrors; Reflections; Mental states

    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932,...
    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Girls; Mirrors; Reflections; Mental states; Details

    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932,...
    • Bull's Head.

    • Bull's Head.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Heads (Anatomy); Bulls; Cattle; Animals; Horns (Animal); Masks; Bicycles & tricycles

    • Assemblage of bicycle saddle and handlebars. "Picasso's witty 1943 assemblage entitled Bull's Head is a remarkable example of his genius for synthesis. He has fused the ancient motif of the bull and the traditional medium of bronze with modern...
    • Sanctuary of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, aerial view.

    • Sanctuary of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, aerial view.

    • Architecture; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Buildings; Temples; Religious facilities; Facades; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Columns; Colonnades; Podiums; Plazas; Courtyards; Gates; Walls; Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Bird's-eye...

    • “The first part of the project, which began perhaps as early as Augustus, was a grandiose temple to Jupiter; an inscription suggests it was completed by 60 CE. The Jupiter temple is a typical example of the compromise between Greek and Roman...
    • Green & Maroon.

    • Green & Maroon.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Colors

    • "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...
    • The First Days of Spring.

    • The First Days of Spring.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Collages; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Psychotherapy; Psychiatry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Solitude; Loneliness; Spring; Men; Women; Children; Girls; Older people; Fathers; Couples;...

    • "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...
    • 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...
    • House.

    • House.

    • Sculpture; Houses; Row houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Walls; Symbols; Neighborhoods; Working class; Demolition

    • "Rachel Whiteread's House revived a taste for outrage previously brought to the fore in Britain by the Tate Bricks saga. Before its completion in October 1993 it had attracted little press interest. In November of that year, however, a...
    • Parallel of Life & Art.

    • Parallel of Life & Art.

    • Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Photographs; Reproductions; Art objects; Art; Photojournalism; Science; Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Architecture; Interiors; Walls; Ceilings; Architectural elements; Windows; Draperies

    • Photograph of exhibition installation, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, September-October 1953; "In this early Independent Group exhibition photographs of varying sizes were attached to the gallery walls. Others were suspended by...
    • Girl from Figueres.

    • Girl from Figueres.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Women; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Hair ornaments; Leisure; Domestic life; Sewing; Scissors & shears; Thread; Sitting; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Architecture; Architectural elements;...

    • "The view from the balcony of the Dalis' second home in Figueres, at Carrer Monturiol 24. This was the painting Dali showed Picasso on his first visit to Paris in April 1926." (Caption); "The building, today numbered Monturiol, 10,...
    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Catholicism; Christianity; Women; Spouses; Mothers; Saints; Children; Infants; People associated with religion; Sitting; Floating; Prayer; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture;...

    • First version; "Dali's atomic variation on the Assumption, with Gala as tutelary goddess of Port Lligat." (Caption); Dali's first 'religious painting', designed to ingratiate himself with Church and State, was The Madonna of Port Lligat,...
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