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  • Description: Surrealist
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    • 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...
    • Splitting.

    • Splitting.

    • Collages; Montages; Demolition; Privacy; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Sections; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Ceilings; Stairways; Windows; Doors & doorways; Attics

    • Black and white photo-collage; "This collage makes use of photographs of a project carried out by Matta Clark in Englewood, New Jersey, which involved him splitting apart a house that was due for demolition. Having divided the house in half by...
    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Collages; Allusions; Women; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Headgear; Pointing fingers; Smiling; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Doors & doorways; Floors; Snakes; Reptiles; Animals;...

    • "Polke's work frequently juxtaposes images wrenched from different periods of history. At the bottom left he makes use of a collage by the early twentieth-century Surrealist Max Ernst, whilst the central image derives from a satirical etching...
    • Guernica.

    • Guernica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; Military tactics; War destruction & pillage; Death; Dismemberment; Body parts; Mental states; Despair;...

    • "In this monumental work of 1937, Guernica, Picasso combined Analytic and Synthetic Cubist forms with several traditional motifs, juxtaposing them in a new Surrealist way. The combination serves the political message of the painting - namely,...
    • [Antonin Artaud], Self-Portrait.

    • [Antonin Artaud], Self-Portrait.

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Portrait drawings; Portraits; Self-portraits; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Authors; Poets; Actors; Theatrical producers & directors; Dramatists; Draftspersons; Hairstyles

    • "Artaud's late drawings have been a comparatively recent discovery. His poetry and writings on the theatre were better known previously. In the latter respect, his notions of catharsis had a decisive impact on the Body Art of the 1970s. After...
    • Accession II.

    • Accession II.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Metalwork; Boxes; Containers; Interiors

    • "Hesse produced a series of versions of this sculpture during 1967-8. They set up an interesting dialogue with [Donald] Judd's frequent exposure of the interiors of his 'boxes'. They also respond obliquely to an iconographic tradition of...
    • 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...
    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Gelatin silver prints; Puns (Visual works); Plays on words; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Jewelry; Earrings; Sitting; Posing; Violins; Musical instruments

    • "Man Ray's most famous photograph, Le Violon d'Ingres, combines Dada wordplay with Surrealist imagery. The nude recalls the odalisques of Ingres, while the title refers to Ingres's hobby - playing the violin (which led to the French phrase...
    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Symbols; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Nuclear war; Nuclear weapons; Atomic bombs; Atoms; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Baseball players; Baseball umpires; Athletes; People associated with...

    • "The atom bomb was good news for Dali's commercial art." (Caption); "The New York Times reviewer of the Sentimental Colloquy had said correctly that Dali's 'Surrealist' paintings were now executed according to a mere formula. That...
    • 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...
    • 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...
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