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    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Death & burial; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Memorial works; Inscriptions; Human life cycle; Childhood & youth; Domestic life; Child rearing; Breast feeding; Feeding; Lifting & carrying; Riding;...

    • "[…] this child's sarcophagus has been reassembled from many fragments. The front panel is, however, in fairly good condition, with a few missing pieces reconstructed from Carrara marble. […] This sarcophagus is among the earliest of the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Composition with Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy).

    • Composition with Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Allusions; Symbols; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust; Gays; Martyrs; Saints; People associated with religion; Sailors; Men; Women; Bathing beauties; Portraits; Self-portraits; Nudes; Muscles; Standing;...

    • "One of Dali's greatest paintings from the mid-1920s, not exhibited since 1927. The influence of Picasso is manifest. It develops the theme of Saint Sebastian that so fascinated Lorca [Federico García Lorca] and Dali." (Caption);...
    • Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town.

    • Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Fear; Anxiety; Lust; Sex; Invitations; Gestures; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Women; Portraits; Spouses; Children; Girls; Clothing & dress; Shirts; Necklaces; Neckwear; Jewelry; Dresses; Cities &...

    • "The painting belonged to Edward James. The 'paranoiac-critical town' is composed of elements principally from Cadaqués and Palamós." (Caption); "The reference was to Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town, one of Dali's finest...
    • Red Room (Child), installation.

    • Red Room (Child), installation.

    • Sculpture; Rooms & spaces; Interiors; Fantasy; Allusions; Children; Families; Symbols; Colors; Thread; Glassware; Lanterns; Light fixtures; Lamps; Animals; Heads (Anatomy); Hourglasses; Shelving; Furniture; Pedestals

    • "The color red, connotative of intense passion, predominated in the two cramped spaces forming this installation. One important theme here was regressive psychological fantasy. But there was also a sense that ancient knowledge was being...
    • Red Room (Child), installation, detail.

    • Red Room (Child), installation, detail.

    • Sculpture; Rooms & spaces; Interiors; Fantasy; Allusions; Children; Families; Symbols; Colors; Thread; Glassware; Pedestals; Details

    • "The color red, connotative of intense passion, predominated in the two cramped spaces forming this installation. One important theme here was regressive psychological fantasy. But there was also a sense that ancient knowledge was being...
    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Philosophers; People associated with education & communication; Clothing & dress; Beards; Mustaches

    • "This effigy of the august man of letters was inspired by portraits of Greek philosophers from the fourth and third centuries B.C., but it remains true to the art of the Antonine portrait in its attempts to convey sensitivity and...
    • Untitled, detail.

    • Untitled, detail.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants; Details

    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants

    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of...
    • Double Negative.

    • Double Negative.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Body parts; Human body; Sex; Allusions; Nature; Mushrooms; Fungi

    • "Whilst Bourgeois's sculptures frequently connote male and female body parts, this piece also has landscape associations. Mounds or mushrooms are evoked, as is a relationship between 'above' and 'below' ground." (Caption, p.151);...
    • Guernica.

    • Guernica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; Military tactics; War destruction & pillage; Death; Dismemberment; Body parts; Mental states; Despair;...

    • "In this monumental work of 1937, Guernica, Picasso combined Analytic and Synthetic Cubist forms with several traditional motifs, juxtaposing them in a new Surrealist way. The combination serves the political message of the painting - namely,...
    • Palace of Shapur I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, iwan, exterior view.

    • Palace of Shapur I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, iwan, exterior view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Castles & palaces; Houses; Residential facilities; Dwellings; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Facades; Architectural elements; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Walls; Arcades (Architectural components); Arches;...

    • "The son and successor of Artaxerxes, Shapur I (r. 241-272), succeeded in further extending Sasanian territory. He also erected a great palace at Ctesiphon, the capital his father had established near modern Baghdad in Iraq. The central...
    • Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, general view.

    • Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, general view.

    • Architecture; Religious facilities; Funerary facilities; Temples; Monuments; Shrines; Buildings; Rock-cut architecture; Architectural elements; Walls; Terraces; Courtyards; Inclined planes; Colonnades; Architectural sculpture; Sculpture; Cliffs;...

    • With the Middle Kingdom mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II at left; "If the most impressive monuments of the Old Kingdom are its pyramids, those of the New Kingdom are its grandiose temples, often built to honor pharaohs and queens, as well as...
    • Diptych leaf of Consul Areobindus, from Constantinople (Turkey).

    • Diptych leaf of Consul Areobindus, from Constantinople (Turkey).

    • Sculpture; Diptychs; Commemorations; Portraits; Men; Consuls; Government officials; Politicians; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Scepters; Ceremonial objects; Symbols; Monograms; Medallions...

    • "The Louvre diptych was produced in 506 A.D., on the occasion of the consulate of Areobindus. […] An exceptionally high number of diptychs and panels in his name remain: two complete diptychs and five individual panels. […] The Areobindus...
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