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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)...
    • Pompeii, Italy, thermopolium, interior view.

    • Pompeii, Italy, thermopolium, interior view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Stores & shops; Cafes; Restaurants; Fast food restaurants; Eating & drinking facilities; Commercial facilities; Mercantile facilities; Business enterprises; Business & finance; Commerce; Selling; Interiors;...

    • "A fine example of a thermopolium in Pompeii (I, 8, 8), with a stone counter and the jars ready to hold foods and beverages." (Caption, p. 135); "Among commercial enterprises of these types [shops, taverns and cafes], the most common...
    • Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima? Quilt & Book by Faith Ringgold.

    • Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima? Quilt & Book by Faith Ringgold.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Mixed media; Quilts; Textiles; Textile art; Sewing; Needlework; Embroidery; Books; Storytelling; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks; Names; Fantasy; Fictitious characters; Memorial...

    • "A moving tribute to her mother, this work combines the personal and the political. The quilt includes a narrative - the witty story of the family of Aunt Jemima, most familiar as the stereotypical black 'mammy' but here a successful African...
    • The Discussion, detail.

    • The Discussion, detail.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Cigarettes; Details

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Discussion.

    • The Discussion.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Backs (Anatomy); Eyeglasses; Sitting; Cigarettes; Smoking; Newspapers; Periodicals; Chairs;...

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • Wave Rock.

    • Wave Rock.

    • Sculpture; Poetry; Language; Lettering (Layout features); Graphic design; Inscriptions; Landscapes (Representations); Seascapes; Bodies of water; Boats; Vessels; Vehicles; Light

    • "Alongside his own production of visual poetry, which took the form of silkscreen prints as well as inscribed objects, Finlay was significant for his involvement in the 'small press' publishing activities associated with the alternative poetry...
    • Diego and I.

    • Diego and I.

    • Women; Men; Spouses; Couples; Heads (Anatomy); Hairstyles; Eyes; Marriage; Relations between the sexes; Crying; Mental states; Pain

    • "An obsessive self-portraitist, Kahlo reveled in her distinctive features - heavy, continuous eyebrows, piercing gaze, shadowy mustache, small but ripe, cherry-red mouth, massive dark hair braided like a halo in the traditional Mexican style....
    • Lavender Mist.

    • Lavender Mist.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "By 1947 - even earlier in drawings - the artist had begun to experiment with all-over painting, a labyrinthine network of lines, splatters, and paint drips from which emerged the great 'poured' paintings of the next few years. These...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fountain (Urinal).

    • Fountain (Urinal).

    • Sculpture; Plumbing fixtures; Fountains; Men; Bodily functions; Urination

    • "Duchamp's most outrageous Ready-Made was a urinal that he submitted as a sculpture to a New York exhibition mounted by the Society of Independent Artists in 1917. He turned it upside down, signed it 'R. Mutt' and called it a Fountain. The...
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