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    • Isadora Duncan/San Francisco/United States.

    • Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
    • ‘Distinguishing information’ about me, the quilter, is that, at the age of thirty two, I feel (like Miss Jean Brodie) that I’m in my prime, but mine is going to last a lot longer than hers. I’m an often exasperated, but always committed, member of...
    • Domitian, bronze equestrian statue, reworked with head of Nerva.

    • Roman (ancient Italian style); Imperial (Roman); Early Imperial; Flavian
    • “Detail from a bronze equestrian statue of the emperor Domitian, which was raised from the sea floor near Miseno. After the emperor’s violent death and the subsequent declaration of a damnatio memoriae – the abolition of his memory – the head of...
    • Colosseum, Rome, Italy, interior view, circuit corridor A4, staircase leading to top level (A5).

    • Roman (ancient Italian style); Flavian; Early Imperial; Imperial (Roman); Corinthian (architectural style); Doric; Ionic; Tuscan (architectural style)
    • “The Colosseum was begun by Vespasian in the 70s AD on the site of the lake of Nero’s Domus Aurea, and was financed from the spoils of the sack of Jerusalem in AD 70. It was dedicated in AD 80 by Titus, after his father’s death.” (p.192)
    • Colosseum, Rome, Italy, interior view, outer circuit corridor, ground level.

    • Roman (ancient Italian style); Flavian; Early Imperial; Imperial (Roman); Corinthian (architectural style); Doric; Ionic; Tuscan (architectural style)
    • “The Colosseum was begun by Vespasian in the 70s AD on the site of the lake of Nero’s Domus Aurea, and was financed from the spoils of the sack of Jerusalem in AD 70. It was dedicated in AD 80 by Titus, after his father’s death.” (p.192)
    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Roman (ancient Italian style); Imperial (Roman); Julio-Claudian
    • "[…] this portrait probably came from the forum's Augusteum (a shrine dedicated to the imperial family). […] In this portrait, the hair is combed forward, with short bangs over the forehead, formed by straight and regularly laid locks that open in...
    • Colosseum, Rome, Italy, interior view, main north entrance, reconstruction, with stucco decoration.

    • Roman (ancient Italian style); Flavian; Early Imperial; Imperial (Roman); Corinthian (architectural style); Doric; Ionic; Tuscan (architectural style)
    • "[...] with the stucco decoration restored from the existing remains and from Renaissance drawings." (caption, p.194); “The Colosseum was begun by Vespasian in the 70s AD on the site of the lake of Nero’s Domus Aurea, and was financed from the...
    • The Discussion, detail.

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    • "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.

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    • "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...
    • Horn Players.

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    • "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...
    • Woman holding bison horn, from Laussel, Dordogne, France.

    • Prehistoric; Paleolithic; Stone Age
    • "Because precision in dating is impossible for the Paleolithic era, art historians usually can be no more specific than assigning a range of several thousand years to each artifact. But probably later in date than the Venus of Willendorf is another...
    • Notre-Dame, Paris, France, exterior view from south.

    • Medieval; Early Gothic; High Gothic; Gothic (Medieval)
    • "Begun 1163; nave and flying buttresses, 1180-1200?; remodeled after 1225." (Caption, Kleiner, p.486); "The choir and transept were completed by 1182; the nave, by ca. 1225; and the facade not until ca. 1250-1260." (Excerpt, Kleiner, p.487).
    • Bojewyan Farms.

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    • "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...
    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "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 himself by...
    • L'Orage (The Storm).

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    • "Having originally been taught by a pupil of Rodin and by the Paris-based sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, Richier produced work in a classical vein before the Second World War. After the war her work changed markedly. Her figures appeared traumatized....
    • Jupiter, front view.

    • Roman (ancient Italian style); Imperial (Roman)
    • "Here the god is shown standing, naked, a coat thrown over his left shoulder. His left arm is raised and perhaps at one time leaned on a long scepter. The thunderbolt in his right hand and the eagle at his feet are other attributes of this lord of...
    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, aerial view facing north.

    • Byzantine; Early Byzantine; Justinianic; Ottoman (style)
    • "In exterior view, the great dome dominates the structure, but the building's present external aspects are much changed from their original appearance. Huge buttresses were added to the Justinianic design, and four towering Turkish minarets were...

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