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    • Standing Nude.

    • Standing Nude.

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Nudes; Figure drawings

    • Pencil drawing; "This drawing, which at nearly three feet in height is very large for Giacometti, is one of an enormous number that he produced throughout his life. His sculptures and paintings of the figure, similarly attenuated, are far...
    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Figurines; Men; Bodyguards; Guards; People associated with health & safety; Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Hairstyles; Fasces; Ceremonial objects; Emblems; Symbols; Lifting & carrying

    • "When the emperor passed by a crowd, lictors were responsible for holding the onlookers back. The statue here is composed of three lictors standing side by side, their heads turned slightly toward their right. They wear long togas draped over...
    • Guernica, study.

    • Guernica, study.

    • Drawings; Studies (Visual works); Pencil works; Figure drawings; Female figure drawings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; War destruction & pillage; Death; Mental...

    • "Picasso did forty-five studies for Guernica. The one illustrated here shows the dying horse and the mother with the dead child. They have been changed in the final painting, although they retain their basic character. The Cubist neck of the...
    • Young girl, front view.

    • Young girl, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Girls; Clothing & dress; Sandals; Footwear; Hairstyles

    • "The nose, chin, and fingers on the right hand and the complete left hand are modern. This exceptionally well-preserved statue is striking for its elegant pose and the complexity of the garment and hairstyle. The very young girl represented...
    • Zeugma [Turkey], mosaic pavement, Women at Breakfast, view of whole.

    • Zeugma [Turkey], mosaic pavement, Women at Breakfast, view of whole.

    • Mosaics; Mosaic pavements; Floors; Theaters; Theatrical productions; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Storytelling; Entertaining; Entertainment; Stages (Platforms); Backdrops; Architecture; Architectural elements; Architectural...

    • The "border shows a row of stepped pyramids and a band of guilloche, and between these a wide acanthus scroll. The latter consists of foliate male masks similar to those placed in the corners and from which branches spring in either direction....
    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Girls; Breasts; Mirrors; Reflections; Mental states

    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932,...
    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Girls; Mirrors; Reflections; Mental states; Details

    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932,...
    • Augustus as Supreme Pontiff, front view.

    • Augustus as Supreme Pontiff, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Priests; Clergy; People associated with religion; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles

    • "This portrait of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - 14 A.D.) is a fragment of a full-length statue that was recarved into a bust and then set on an architectural element taken from another source. The chin, nose, and arch of the right eyebrow are...
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • Fate of the Beasts.

    • Fate of the Beasts.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract works; Abstract paintings; Disasters; Fatalism; Trees; Plants; Animals; Horses; Ponies; Boars; Foxes; Deer

    • "Fate of the Beasts (1913), perhaps also related to the prevailing apprehensions of war, portrays a total, inescapable catastrophe. Hard, arrowlike diagonals intersect to shoot across the canvas. Trees bleed and descend in a cosmic cataclysm....
    • Car Crash.

    • Car Crash.

    • Mixed media; Paintings; Oil paintings; Backdrops; Stage props; Performance art; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Crosses; Abstract works

    • Oil and mixed media on burlap. (caption); "One of these Happenings was Dine's Car Crash, and this painting formed part of the improvised scenery." (p.40)
    • Agora, Athens, Greece, reconstruction, seen from the east, c. 400 BCE.

    • Agora, Athens, Greece, reconstruction, seen from the east, c. 400 BCE.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Social & civic facilities; Government facilities; Mints; Altars; Religious facilities; Temples; Mercantile facilities; Commercial facilities; Markets; Social life; Streets; Roads; Colonnades; Roofs; Reconstructions;...

    • “A reconstruction of the Agora in about 400 BC, seen from the east. […] In the bottom left hand corner is the Mint, with the south-east fountain house behind. Next to this is the South Stoa. The Pnyx assembly platform is above the stoa to the...
    • Villa Farnesina, Rome, Italy, plan.

    • Villa Farnesina, Rome, Italy, plan.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Plans; Drawings; Architectural drawings; Rooms & spaces; Passageways; Bedrooms; Dining rooms; Entrance halls

    • a. Cryptoporticus (A), b. Bedroom B, c. Triclinium (C), d. Bedroom D, e. Bedroom E, f. Corridor F, g. Corridor G, i. Fauces, m. Vestibule; "The Villa Farnesina, which some scholars think was built by Agrippa in 21 B.C. to celebrate his...
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