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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Allusions; Symbols; Myths; Sex; Fear; Love; Self-interest; Poetry; Women; Men; Nudes; Gays; Dancers; Dance; Backs (Anatomy); Pedestals; Body parts; Hands; Fingers; Eggs; Landscapes...

    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus,...
    • How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You?

    • How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You?

    • Textiles; Clothing & dress; Pluralism (Social sciences); Ethnic groups; Imperialism; Cultural relations; Acculturation; Dresses; Women; Patterns (Design elements); Mannequins; Backs (Anatomy)

    • Installation of three costumes of wax-print cotton textiles tailored by Sian Lewis; "This work by Shonibare consists of three clothed mannequins standing on a low platform. Their stiff postures and high Victorian dresses, complete with...
    • 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);...
    • 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...
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • Reproductions; Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches; Veils; Headgear; Posing; Smiling; Landscapes (Representations); Puns (Visual works); Language; Inscriptions;...

    • Replica of L.H.O.O.Q., Paris, 1919, from "Boite-en-Valise." Color reproduction of the Mona Lisa altered with a pencil; "The most famous instance of visual and verbal punning in Duchamp's work is L.H.O.O.Q., whose title is a bilingual...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • Reproductions; Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches; Veils; Headgear; Posing; Smiling; Landscapes (Representations); Puns (Visual works); Language; Artists' signatures

    • Replica of L.H.O.O.Q., Paris, 1919, from "Boite-en-Valise." Color reproduction of the Mona Lisa altered with a pencil. "The most famous instance of visual and verbal punning in Duchamp's work is L.H.O.O.Q., whose title is a bilingual...
    • Given: 1. The Waterfall/ 2. The Illuminating Gas.

    • Given: 1. The Waterfall/ 2. The Illuminating Gas.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Women; Nudes; Nudism; Light; Lighting; Gas-lighting; Lamps; Luminescent works; Trees; Plants; Forests; Landscapes (Representations); Lakes & ponds; Bodies of water; Waterfalls

    • Mixed media assemblage including: an old wooden door, black velvet, bricks, wooden table, leather stretched over an armature of metal and other material to form a female nude, human hair, gas lamp (bec Auer type), twigs, aluminum, iron, glass,...
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