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    • Sackett Hall cornerstone laying, University of Louisville, 1948.

    • Sackett Hall cornerstone laying, University of Louisville, 1948.

    • University of Louisville--Presidents; College administrators; College trustees; Cornerstone laying; Cornerstones; University of Louisville. Speed Scientific School; University of Louisville--Faculty; Sackett Hall (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Three men look on as University of Louisville president Dr. John W. Taylor lays the cornerstone for Sackett Hall on November 18, 1948. The other individuals pictured are, from left to right: Speed School Dean Robert C. Ernst; Board of Trustees...
    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Figurines; Men; Bodyguards; Guards; People associated with health & safety; Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Hairstyles; Fasces; Ceremonial objects; Emblems; Symbols; Lifting & carrying

    • "When the emperor passed by a crowd, lictors were responsible for holding the onlookers back. The statue here is composed of three lictors standing side by side, their heads turned slightly toward their right. They wear long togas draped over...
    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Paintings; Allusions; Anti-Americanism; Politics & government; Political issues; Capitalism; Imperialism; Wealth; Corruption; Poverty; Emigration & immigration; Social classes; Economic & social conditions; Domestic life; Child labor;...

    • "This enormous, collage-like painting is crammed with anti-American allusions. An electric chair sits on the plinth at the top center (the Rosenbergs were electrocuted as Russian spies in 1953). A GI nonchalantly reads a pornographic magazine....
    • 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...
    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Collages; Allusions; Women; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Headgear; Pointing fingers; Smiling; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Doors & doorways; Floors; Snakes; Reptiles; Animals;...

    • "Polke's work frequently juxtaposes images wrenched from different periods of history. At the bottom left he makes use of a collage by the early twentieth-century Surrealist Max Ernst, whilst the central image derives from a satirical etching...
    • Scratching Both Walls at Once, film still.

    • Scratching Both Walls at Once, film still.

    • Performance art; Video recording; Motion pictures; Film stills; Myths; Fairy tales; Allusions; Artificial limbs; Artists; Women; Hairstyles; Posing; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Windows

    • Film still from recorded performance. "Rebecca Horn's early performances involved her strapping surreal prostheses to her body or wearing elaborate costumes. The allusions to fairy tale and myth were unmistakable but rarely specific. Since...
    • 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...
    • I Love You.

    • I Love You.

    • Paintings; Mixed media; Butterflies; Insects

    • "There was a lyrical quality to Hirst's use of butterflies' lifecycles, both in the 1991 installation In and Out of Love, and the related 1994-5 series of paintings, of which I Love You forms part." (Caption, p.231); "By contrast to...
    • 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...
    • Car Crash.

    • Car Crash.

    • Performance art; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Accidents; Automobiles; Death; Writing; Artists; Men; Spectators; Audiences; Sitting; Standing; Costumes; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Neckties; Neckwear; Eyeglasses

    • "In a darkened room, Dine, acting the part of 'car' in a silver-sprayed cap and raincoat, swerved to avoid 'hits' from the raking 'headlights' attached to fellow performers. The lights went on and off amid clatterings and amplified collision...
    • Vagina Painting.

    • Vagina Painting.

    • Performance art; Performances; Women; Artists; Painting; Brooms & brushes; Blood; Bodily functions; Anatomy; Genitals; Human body

    • "Retrospectively this performance reads as a proto-feminist riposte to Yves Klein's usurpation of the female 'trace' of five years earlier [Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March 1960]." (Caption, p.105); "[…] Fluxus...
    • The Discussion, detail.

    • The Discussion, detail.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Cigarettes; Details

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Discussion.

    • The Discussion.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Backs (Anatomy); Eyeglasses; Sitting; Cigarettes; Smoking; Newspapers; Periodicals; Chairs;...

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Advertisements; Advertising; Selling; Commercialism; Commerce; Business & finance; Business enterprises; Industry; Puns (Visual works); Products; Art objects; Feces; Bodily functions; Cans; Containers; Men;...

    • The Artist [Piero Manzoni ] with 'Merda d'artista' [Artist's Shit], at Angli Shirt Factory, Herning, Denmark, 1961. "This provocative image of Manzoni with one of his cans of excrement could be seen as a rejoinder to photographic images of...
    • Khafre, three-quarter view, left side.

    • Khafre, three-quarter view, left side.

    • Sculpture; Men; Kings; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Muscles; Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Cobras; Snakes; Reptiles; Beards; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Sitting; Bas-reliefs; Plants;...

    • From Gizeh, Egypt, Dynasty IV. "The seated statue of Khafre is one of a series of similar statues carved for the pharaoh's valley temple near the Great Sphinx. The stone is diorite, an exceptionally hard dark stone brought some 400 miles down...
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