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    • Zliten mosaic, gladiatorial scenes.

    • Zliten mosaic, gladiatorial scenes.

    • Mosaics; Entertaining; Entertainment; Games; Contests; Sports; Fighting; Men; Athletes; Gladiators; Referees; Sports officiating; Gestures; Surrenders; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Wounds & injuries; Blood; Clothing & dress; Sport clothes;...

    • “Gladiatorial scenes from the Zliten mosaic. The upper scene shows, on the far left, a retiarius wearing a shoulder shield (galerus) and arm guard (manica). He has been disarmed and wounded by a secutor and is holding up a finger in a plea for...
    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Heads (Anatomy); Women; Men; Fathers; Nudes; Body parts; Lions; Animals; Ants; Locusts; Insects; Chalices; Drinking vessels;...

    • "Dali's variation on Paolo Uccello's work of the same title, this is probably his most sacrilegious painting." (Caption); The Profanation of the Host […] is one of Dali's most sacrilegious paintings (although later he tried to exonerate...
    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Maps; Industrialization; Industry; Economic & social conditions; Social aspects; Industrial arbitration; Social classes; Wealth; Poverty; Economic & industrial aspects

    • "Fabro made his first sculpture in the Italia series in 1968. Dozens of variations followed in subsequent years. Another theme established in 1968 was that of 'Feet'. This involved the artist in producing a series of bizarre sculptural...
    • Leda Atomica.

    • Leda Atomica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Mathematics; Physics; Atoms; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Breasts; Hairstyles; Sitting; Gestures; Floating; Flying; Birds; Swans; Animals; Cliffs; Beaches; Coastlines; Seas; Bodies of...

    • "Gala-Leda rendered 'in accordance with the modern "nothing touches" theory of intra-atomic physica' (Dali)." (Caption); Dali himself was only too happy to admit his debt to Gala. In the early 1930s he had begun to sign his...
    • 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...
    • July 1983.

    • July 1983.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In the mid-1980s Richter produced abstract paintings as well as realist 'photo-paintings'. […] he appeared here to be recapitulating the ideological options underpinning postwar modernism in so far as his own transplantation from Eastern to...
    • Babylon in 6th century BCE, reconstruction drawing.

    • Babylon in 6th century BCE, reconstruction drawing.

    • Architecture; Cities & towns; Buildings; Gates; City walls; Walls; Arches; Towers; Battlements; Facades; Religious facilities; Castles & palaces; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Houses; Roofs; Architectural elements; Gardens; Trees;...

    • "In this view, the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, with its famous Hanging Gardens, can be seen just behind and to the right of the Ishtar Gate, to the west of the Processional Way. The Marduk Ziggurat looms up in the far distance on the east...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Crowded condition at Sunday School, 1921.

    • Crowded condition at Sunday School, 1921.

    • African Americans; Children; Pianos; Students; Teachers; Religious facilities; Sunday schools; People

    • A crowd of people, mostly African American children, attend Sunday school in a classroom containing a row of chairs. An African American man in a suit stands by a podium and may be the minister. Two white women and a boy stand or play at the piano...
    • Sewing class, 1922.

    • Sewing class, 1922.

    • African Americans; Women; Sewing machines; Sewing; People

    • A group of African American women participate in a sewing class. Along one side of the room the women work at sewing machines which are built into desks. In the middle of the room long tables are placed end to end and women work on laying out...
    • Bunyon Day and Mountain minstrels.

    • Bunyon Day and Mountain minstrels.

    • Men; Stringed instruments; Women; Dogs; Violins; Guitars; Zithers; Boys; Corn shocks

    • A group of men and boys, including Bunyon Day (far left, standing, with guitar), poses with instruments in a cornfield. A man in a suit, second from left, plays fiddle, beside an old man (Uncle Tom West) wearing a hat and playing mountain dulcimer....
    • Bunyon Day and Mountain minstrels.

    • Bunyon Day and Mountain minstrels.

    • Men; Stringed instruments; Women; Dogs; Violins; Guitars; Zithers; Boys; Corn shocks

    • A group of men and boys, including Bunyon Day (far left, standing, with guitar), poses with instruments in a cornfield. A man in a suit, second from left, plays fiddle, beside an old man (Uncle Tom West) wearing a hat and playing mountain dulcimer....
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