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    • Sarcophagus of a consul(?), from Acilia, Italy.

    • Sarcophagus of a consul(?), from Acilia, Italy.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Ceremonial objects; Parades & processions; Rites & ceremonies; Men; Women; Boys; Youth; Teenagers; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Headbands (Headgear); Headgear;...

    • “One of the finest – and most controversial – works of third-century relief sculpture is the fragmentary sarcophagus found at Acilia, near Rome. It is an example of a later form of Roman coffin that art historians call the lenos (bathtub)...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Great Masturbator.

    • The Great Masturbator.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Fantasy; Lust; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Standing; Hugging; Body parts; Genitals; Heads (Anatomy); Legs; Animals; Lions; Wild cats; Tongues; Ants;...

    • "To the right of the photograph [referring to the photograph in Dali's painting The First Days of Spring, 1929] we find the first appearance of an icon soon to proliferate in Dali's work: a waxy-complexioned head with closed eyes, long...
    • 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...
    • Blaze, detail.

    • Blaze, detail.

    • Paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Optical illusions; Hallucinations & illusions; Details

    • "Riley's 'Op' paintings of the early 1960s were exclusively in black and white although, as her critical mentor the psychologist Anton Ehrenzweig noted, they could generate disembodied sensations of color. She was to begin incorporating color...
    • Illumined Pleasures.

    • Illumined Pleasures.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Portraits; Self-portraits; Women; Men; Fathers; Families; Family; Spouses; Mothers; Heads...

    • "One of Dali's most Freudian paintings. Indeed, the elderly gentleman helping the lady in distress seems to be Freud himself, borrowed from [Max] Ernst's Pietà or Revolution by Night." (Caption); "Illumined Pleasures is one Dali's...
    • Young Gaul, front view.

    • Young Gaul, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Youth; Young adults; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Mustaches

    • Discovered in Reims (France). "This sculpture demonstrates the capacity of Roman artists to synthesize widely divergent influences and draw upon diverse styles. It shows that Roman art was capable of addressing very different concerns while...
    • More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid.

    • More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Childhood & youth; Social aspects; Social values; Capitalism; Families; Gifts; Stuffed animals (Toys); Toys; Animals; Dolls

    • "The title of this work powerfully conveys the emotional blackmail tied up with certain instances of toy-making or giving. Alongside imagery relating to childhood, Kelley often explores adolescent subcultures, fads, and obsessions. His work...
    • Jupiter, front view.

    • Jupiter, front view.

    • Sculpture; Myths; Legends; Gods; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Men; Nudes; Genitals; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Lightning; Lifting & carrying; Gestures; Eagles; Birds; Animals;...

    • "Here the god is shown standing, naked, a coat thrown over his left shoulder. His left arm is raised and perhaps at one time leaned on a long scepter. The thunderbolt in his right hand and the eagle at his feet are other attributes of this...
    • 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...
    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Prints; Broadsides; Broadsides; Advertisements; Advertising; Language; Communication; Communication devices; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks

    • "Jenny Holzer extended the use of language in art to another dimension by presenting words alone; for the viewer, looking and reading became one and the same act. […] In graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design in the mid-1970s,...
    • The Apparition [Salome and the Head of John the Baptist].

    • The Apparition [Salome and the Head of John the Baptist].

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Myths; Legends; Biblical events; Women; Dancers; Clothing & dress; Headgear; Jewelry; Necklaces; Bracelets; Gestures; Pointing fingers; Posing; Supernatural; Saints; People associated with religion; Dead...

    • "As early as 1876, in the ornate, somewhat epicene sensuality of The Apparition, Moreau summarized many of the concepts that linked the melancholy beauty of the Pre-Raphaelites with his own native poetic tradition epitomized by Baudelaire's...
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