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    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

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

    • "The assertive flatness of the implacable field of red is emphasized by the linear vertical 'zips'. Rather than functioning as 'drawing' within space, these reinforce and delimit the space as a whole. White 'zips' in Newman's works also evoke...
    • Au Naturel.

    • Au Naturel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Puns (Visual works); Sex; Couples; Relations between the sexes; Human body; Body parts; Anatomy; Genitals; Pails; Containers; Fruit; Melons; Food; Citrus fruit; Oranges; Cucumbers; Vegetables

    • "Lucas grew up in a working-class environment in East London and uses its idioms in her work. To some extent she has also borrowed from the American art that she saw in the late 1980s in London's Saatchi Gallery. Her 'grungy' abject imagery...
    • Britain Seen from the North.

    • Britain Seen from the North.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Maps; Recycling; Conservation of natural resources; Economics; Economic & political systems; Political issues; Politics & government

    • "It was not until the end of the 1970s, in the work of a new generation of sculptors including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor, and Bill Woodrow, that the sculptural object as such, in relation to human or urban themes, reassumed...
    • July 1983.

    • July 1983.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In the mid-1980s Richter produced abstract paintings as well as realist 'photo-paintings'. […] he appeared here to be recapitulating the ideological options underpinning postwar modernism in so far as his own transplantation from Eastern to...
    • Venus from Montagne, front view.

    • Venus from Montagne, front view.

    • Sculpture; Figurines; Women; Goddesses; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Hairstyles; Headgear; Grooming; Gestures; Mirrors; Symbols; Cupids; Dolphins; Aquatic animals; Lifting & carrying

    • "Venus is represented rising out of the water in accord with the conventions of the Aphrodite Anadyomene type. The triton and dolphin, which recall the maritime setting, were sometimes depicted alternately with two cupids accompanying the...
    • 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...
    • In Limbo.

    • In Limbo.

    • Sculpture; Dolls; Toys; Arms (Anatomy); Legs; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Boxes; Containers; Surplus commodities; Commercialism; Capitalism; Economics; Industry; Commerce

    • "Whilst implicitly acknowledging the Surrealism of [Joseph] Cornell, Arman possibly evokes [Roland] Barthes's mournful vision of commodified toys as expressed in the latter's book Mythologies (1957). Barthes wrote that in the consumerist era,...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Boxes; Geometry

    • "Judd's industrially manufactured, modular pieces, developed from 1966 onwards, were stubbornly empirical investigations of specific materials and visual effects. He shunned mystification and openly declared the nature of his structures. The...
    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Montages; Photographs; Motion study photographs; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Women; Clothing & dress; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Skulls; Crosses; Flags; Symbols; Power (Social sciences)

    • "Between 1970 and 1987 Zofia Kulik carried out performances in her native Poland with fellow artist Przenyslaw Kwick. Her more recent photographic works contain a 'time-based' aspect in that, rather than constituting montages made up from...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Blue Veil.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as...
    • What Big Muscles You Have!

    • What Big Muscles You Have!

    • Language; Slogans; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Graphic design; Advertisements; Advertising; Feminism; Women; Social aspects; Social classes; Social life; Social justice; Social values; Political issues; Discrimination;...

    • "Barbara Kruger, rather than making her own photographs, has combined found media imagery involving the male gaze and its various hidden projections of personal power with brief texts of her own devising. Sometimes by reinforcement of the...
    • Khafre, three-quarter view, left side.

    • Khafre, three-quarter view, left side.

    • Sculpture; Men; Kings; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Muscles; Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Cobras; Snakes; Reptiles; Beards; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Sitting; Bas-reliefs; Plants;...

    • From Gizeh, Egypt, Dynasty IV. "The seated statue of Khafre is one of a series of similar statues carved for the pharaoh's valley temple near the Great Sphinx. The stone is diorite, an exceptionally hard dark stone brought some 400 miles down...
    • Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece, interior view, "throne room".

    • Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece, interior view, "throne room".

    • Architecture; Buildings; Castles & palaces; Houses; Residential facilities; Dwellings; Archaeological sites; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Reception rooms; Ceremonial rooms; Thrones; Chairs; Benches; Seating furniture; Furniture; Furnishings;...

    • "The Room of the Throne as finally restored by [Sir Arthur] Evans (and re-restored by the Knossos Conservation Office). The great stone basin was not found here but rather in a corridor to the north. The wall-paintings depict griffins placed...
    • Livia as Ceres [or Fortuna], front view.

    • Livia as Ceres [or Fortuna], front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Women; Empresses; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Goddesses; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Myths; Legends; Standing; Clothing & dress; Robes; Veils;...

    • "[…] this statue of Livia, wife of Augustus, underwent not only many modern restorations but also additions such as the arms, the cornucopia, part of the crown of flowers, and large pieces of veil around the neck. Given these circumstances,...
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