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    • Splitting.

    • Splitting.

    • Collages; Montages; Demolition; Privacy; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Sections; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Ceilings; Stairways; Windows; Doors & doorways; Attics

    • Black and white photo-collage; "This collage makes use of photographs of a project carried out by Matta Clark in Englewood, New Jersey, which involved him splitting apart a house that was due for demolition. Having divided the house in half by...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Gestures; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Military uniforms;...

    • "This armored statue was discovered in the ancient city of Gabii. […] The portrait of Trajan, set on a modern neck, did not belong to the statue; it was furnished in 1793 by Vincenzo Pacetti, who produced this reconstituted piece for the...
    • Colosseum, Rome, Italy, vomitorium, reconstruction.

    • Colosseum, Rome, Italy, vomitorium, reconstruction.

    • Architecture; Amphitheaters; Theaters; Open-air theaters; Stadiums; Sports & recreation facilities; Social & civic facilities; Cultural facilities; Buildings; Circular buildings; Sports; Recreation; Games; Entertainment; Gladiators;...

    • Based on a drawing by Lanciano and Carpano (caption, p.197); “The Colosseum was begun by Vespasian in the 70s AD on the site of the lake of Nero’s Domus Aurea, and was financed from the spoils of the sack of Jerusalem in AD 70. It was dedicated...
    • Domitian, bronze equestrian statue, reworked with head of Nerva.

    • Domitian, bronze equestrian statue, reworked with head of Nerva.

    • Sculpture; Equestrian statues; Metalwork; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; Upper class; People associated with politics & government; People associated with military activities; Military officers; Military personnel; Clothing & dress;...

    • “Detail from a bronze equestrian statue of the emperor Domitian, which was raised from the sea floor near Miseno. After the emperor’s violent death and the subsequent declaration of a damnatio memoriae – the abolition of his memory – the...
    • The Spirit of the Dead Watches (Manao Tupapau).

    • The Spirit of the Dead Watches (Manao Tupapau).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Girls; Youth; Teenagers; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Fear; Ghosts; Women; Dead persons; Supernatural beings; Supernatural; Beds; Furniture; Bedsheets; Pillows

    • “In various letters and diary notes the artist has explained how the preoccupation with ethnological problems, with the symbolism of colors, and certain literary concepts participated in the genesis of this canvas: ‘I painted the nude of a...
    • 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...
    • Little Ashes.

    • Little Ashes.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Women; Men; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Nudes; Buttocks; Breasts; Body parts; Backs (Anatomy); Arms (Anatomy); Fingers; Birds; Animals; Feathers

    • "The painting anthologizes Dali's obsessions of the moment." (Caption); "As a result of Santos Torroella's dedicated researches, it is now generally accepted that the two heads in The Birth of Venus represent those of Lorca [Federico...
    • 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...
    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Symbols; Allusions; Discovery & exploration; Catholicism; Christianity; Portraits; Self-portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Explorers; Saints; People associated with...

    • "Dali and Gala had every reason to be grateful to America, which had showered them with dollars. Here, as Columbus, the painter kneels on the shore, holding aloft a silver crucifix. Gala appears once more as Virgin Mary, on the banner."...
    • Loop My Loop.

    • Loop My Loop.

    • Sculpture; Photographs; Mixed media; Allusions; Symbols; Hair; Body parts; Animals

    • "In the decade before her premature death in 1996, Chadwick developed an iconography which has links with the thought of Georges Bataille […] In Nostalgie de la Boue (1990) two rounded cibachrome transparencies were hung one above the other....
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