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    • Kate Matthews (1870-1956) Collection

    • Kate Matthews (1870-1956) Collection

    • Art and photography; Johnston, Annie F. (Annie Fellows), 1863-1931. Little Colonel series; Pewee Valley (Ky.)--Social life and customs--Pictorial works; Photograph albums; Portrait photographs; Tableaux; Upper class families--Kentucky--Pewee...

    • 431 items by pioneering woman photographer Kate Matthews, of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Best known for her photographs depicting characters in the Little Colonel series of children's books written by her friend and neighbor Annie Fellows Johnston,...
    • 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...
    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Pencil works; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Water; Bodies of water

    • "Born in Riga in 1938, and transplanted to America in 1949, Celmins has only recently become well known. Her strangely detached, unlocated subjects suggest a radical retreat from the concerns of modern life. Perhaps they relate to her early...
    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Erotica; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Buttocks; Breasts; Shoes; Footwear; Horns (Animal); Clouds; Walls; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Railings; Shadows; Artists' signatures

    • "Dali prided himself on being the world's greatest ever painter of the female posterior." (Caption); "It was probably early in 1950 that Emmanuel Looten, a little-known Flemish poet, had made Dali the unexpected and 'gelatinous' gift...
    • 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...
    • Untitled (We Won't Play Nature to Your Culture).

    • Untitled (We Won't Play Nature to Your Culture).

    • Photographs; Stats; Reproductions; Collages; Language; Slogans; Graphic design; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Advertisements; Advertising; Feminism; Women; Social aspects; Social classes; Social life; Social justice; Social values;...

    • "Given her interest in writing, it is not surprising that [Kruger] soon began to incorporate words into her art. Her new mode - large-scale black and white images reshot from scavenged photos and interpolated with a written message - debuted...
    • Fair of the Holy Cross.

    • Fair of the Holy Cross.

    • Paintings; Watercolors; Gouaches; Posters; Fairs; Festivals; Celebrations; Circuses & shows; Sideshows; Performances; Entertainment; Entertaining; Leisure; Recreation; Social life; Crowds; Men; Women; Couples; Circus performers; Entertainers;...

    • "In an article published in Figueres in May 1921, Subias Galter (1897-1984) praised the gouache posters that Dali had done for the recent Santa Creu festivities. Several critics had pointed out that they and other works in the same vein owed...
    • Fighting Forms.

    • Fighting Forms.

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

    • "Marc, unlike Kandinsky, was predominantly a painter of imagery derived from the material world. But in a group of small compositions from 1914 and in sketches that he made in the notebook he carried, there was evidence of a move to...
    • 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);...
    • Still Life (Syphon and Bottle of Rum).

    • Still Life (Syphon and Bottle of Rum).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Bottles; Containers; Alcoholic beverages; Beverages; Fruit; Pears; Food

    • "One of the paintings given by Dali to Lorca [Federico García Lorca]." (Caption); Of the Cubist paintings, one in particular, Still Life (1924) - also known as Syphon and Bottle of Rum- riveted the attention of public and critics alike....
    • Rest Period.

    • Rest Period.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Self-portraits; Men; Women; Adults; Artists; Painters (Artists); Artists' models; Clothing & dress; Robes; Breasts; Shirts; Eyeglasses; Baldness; Standing; Painting; Sitting; Rest...

    • "Prometheus and Hercules, a sculpture by Koch, sits on the windowsill between the artist and his model." (excerpt from: Lopate, Phillip, et al. John Koch: Painting a New York Life. New York: Historical Society; London: Scala, 2001, p.66)
    • Hospital at Saint-Remy.

    • Hospital at Saint-Remy.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Architecture; Buildings; Asylums; Mental institutions; Health & hygiene facilities; Health care facilities; Hospitals; Facades; Walls; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Windows; Shutters; Gardens; Parks;...

    • "The classical facade of the men's wing, depicted with yellow walls and green shutters [...] forms a low horizontal background. Diminuitive figures of men and women stroll through an unkempt park. But the real movement - indeed, the intense...
    • 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...
    • Painter and Models.

    • Painter and Models.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Men; Women; Adults; Artists; Painters (Artists); Artists' models; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Trousers; Standing; Sitting; Painting; Pointing fingers; Rooms & spaces; Artists' studios; Studios; Interiors; Architectural...

    • "The face of the artist in this painting is that of music critic and friend Howard Klein." (excerpt from: Lopate, Phillip, et al. John Koch: Painting a New York Life. New York: Historical Society; London: Scala, 2001, p.79)
    • La Mort (Death).

    • La Mort (Death).

    • Photographs; Graffiti; City & town life

    • "The Hungarian-born photographer Brassai (Gyula Halasz) moved to Paris in the early 1920s and became friendly with avant-garde figures such as Picasso. In the 1920s and 1930s he photographed the low life of the city, deeply influenced by a...
    • Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (The Premonition of Civil War).

    • Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (The Premonition of Civil War).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Fear; Anxiety; Civil wars; War; Body parts; Heads (Anatomy); Arms (Anatomy); Legs; Hands; Fingers; Feet; Breasts; Beans; Clouds; Landscapes (Representations); Furniture; Furnishings; Drawers (Furniture components)

    • "This great painting was later renamed, with fitting opportunism, The Premonition of Civil War." (Caption); "The events of October 1934, and his scare in Barcelona, seem to have convinced Dali that civil war was a real possibility in...
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