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    • 'Dreamy Improvisation', study.

    • 'Dreamy Improvisation', study.

    • Paintings; Watercolors; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Drawings; Ink drawings; Pencil works; Studies (Visual works); Colors

    • "Soon after the creation of Composition VII, in late November, Kandinsky painted Dreamy Improvisation [Träumerische Improvisation] on 3 December 1913 followed by Light Picture [Helles Bild] and Black Lines [Schwarze Striche] in mid-December....
    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • Illustrations; Periodical illustrations; Drawings; Ink drawings; Collages; Cartoons (Commentary); Editorial cartoons; Political cartoons; Satires (Visual works); Politics & government; Art; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural...

    • "Ad Reinhardt's satirical cartoons, which contrasted sharply with his practice as a painter, dated back to the 1930s and 1940s. His strong Communist sympathies during that period had informed a series of cartoons for left-wing journals. By the...
    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • Paintings; Casein paintings; Tempera paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Allusions; Fantasy; Poetry; Liberty; Death; Fascism; Civil wars; War; Bulls; Animals

    • "This painting deliberately combines a host of allusions to Spanish culture such as the stark black/white contrasts of Goya, Velasquez, and Picasso, the Spanish poet Lorca's lament to a dead bullfighter, 'Llanto por Ignacio Jánchez mejías',...
    • Atlas of the City of Louisville, 1876.

    • Atlas of the City of Louisville, 1876.

    • Maps; Plats

    • Maps, on a scale of 200 feet per inch, of "every lot or parcel of ground" in the central area of Louisville, Kentucky in 1876, including details such as precise dimensions, owners' names, building materials (wood vs. brick) and whether...
    • Big Painting VI.

    • Big Painting VI.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Comic books; Comics

    • "Whilst clearly representing a critique of free expression, Lichtenstein's 'brushstrokes', like most of his other Pop works, had an exact comic-book source. They initially derived from a strip entitled 'The Painting' published in Charlton...
    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Agriculture; Agricultural productivity; Croplands; Farms; Farming; Economics; Economic & social conditions; Landscapes (Representations); Villages; Coastlines; Animals

    • "Bojewyan is a small village near St. Just in Cornwall, England. At the time of the painting local farmsteads were falling empty because they were uneconomic. Lanyon saw this as a serious threat to the region. His painting contains hints of a...
    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Paintings; Allusions; Anti-Americanism; Politics & government; Political issues; Capitalism; Imperialism; Wealth; Corruption; Poverty; Emigration & immigration; Social classes; Economic & social conditions; Domestic life; Child labor;...

    • "This enormous, collage-like painting is crammed with anti-American allusions. An electric chair sits on the plinth at the top center (the Rosenbergs were electrocuted as Russian spies in 1953). A GI nonchalantly reads a pornographic magazine....
    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Prints; Screen prints; Wallpapers; Details; Commercialism; Patterns (Design elements); Cows; Cattle; Bulls; Animals; Livestock; Heads (Anatomy); Horns (Animal); Ears; Bridles

    • "Warhol's 'wallpaper' initially decorated a room at Leo Castelli's New York gallery in April, 1966. Another room was devoted to his floating Silver Clouds (helium-filled silver pillows)." (Caption, p.111); "[Robert] Rauschenberg's...
    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Cow Wallpaper, detail.

    • Prints; Screen prints; Wallpapers; Details; Commercialism; Patterns (Design elements); Cows; Cattle; Bulls; Animals; Livestock; Heads (Anatomy); Horns (Animal); Ears; Bridles

    • "Warhol's 'wallpaper' initially decorated a room at Leo Castelli's New York gallery in April, 1966. Another room was devoted to his floating Silver Clouds (helium-filled silver pillows)." (Caption, p.111); "[Robert] Rauschenberg's...
    • Dentistry, School of, 1985.

    • Dentistry, School of, 1985.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; University of Louisville. School of Dentistry; Abstract sculpture; Fountains; Courtyards; Educational facilities;

    • School of Dentistry seen across the Health Sciences Center courtyard. Ad Astra (an abstract sculpture) can be seen in addition to a fountain. The University of Louisville School of Dentistry was organized in 1918 with the purchase of the Louisville...
    • 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....
    • Fighting Forms.

    • Fighting Forms.

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

    • "Marc, unlike Kandinsky, was predominantly a painter of imagery derived from the material world. But in a group of small compositions from 1914 and in sketches that he made in the notebook he carried, there was evidence of a move to...
    • Green & Maroon.

    • Green & Maroon.

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

    • "By the turn of the 1950s Rothko had arrived at the pictorial format which was to serve him for the rest of his career; horizontal lozenges of soft-edged color hovering in a large vertically oriented field. These clouds of color were seen by...
    • Horn Players.

    • Horn Players.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Mixed media; Graffiti; Poetry; Inscriptions; Music; Jazz; Portraits; Group portraits; Men; Musicians; Jazz musicians; Composers; Celebrities; People associated with entertainment & sports; Clothing & dress;...

    • "Although savvy enough to take [Robert] Rauschenberg and [Jasper] Johns as models, as well as to avoid the subways, Basquiat teamed up with a fellow dropout, Al Diaz, and headed for SoHo, where the art world soon knew the pair through their...
    • Isis, front, slight three-quarter view.

    • Isis, front, slight three-quarter view.

    • Sculpture; Myths; Legends; Women; Goddesses; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Heads (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Hairstyles; Symbols; Cobras; Snakes; Reptiles

    • "This head of Isis, turned to the right, with delicately parted lips, is almost entirely intact except for the ends of a few locks of hair and the left edge of her tiara. The neck stops at a recessed fitting, a tenon, indicating that the head...
    • 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...
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