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    • The Great Masturbator.

    • The Great Masturbator.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Fantasy; Lust; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Standing; Hugging; Body parts; Genitals; Heads (Anatomy); Legs; Animals; Lions; Wild cats; Tongues; Ants;...

    • "To the right of the photograph [referring to the photograph in Dali's painting The First Days of Spring, 1929] we find the first appearance of an icon soon to proliferate in Dali's work: a waxy-complexioned head with closed eyes, long...
    • Little Ashes.

    • Little Ashes.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Women; Men; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Nudes; Buttocks; Breasts; Body parts; Backs (Anatomy); Arms (Anatomy); Fingers; Birds; Animals; Feathers

    • "The painting anthologizes Dali's obsessions of the moment." (Caption); "As a result of Santos Torroella's dedicated researches, it is now generally accepted that the two heads in The Birth of Venus represent those of Lorca [Federico...
    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Allusions; Symbols; Myths; Sex; Fear; Love; Self-interest; Poetry; Women; Men; Nudes; Gays; Dancers; Dance; Backs (Anatomy); Pedestals; Body parts; Hands; Fingers; Eggs; Landscapes...

    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus,...
    • Board of Demented Associations (Fireworks).

    • Board of Demented Associations (Fireworks).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Lust; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Human body; Body parts; Women; Men; Portraits; Self-portraits; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Footwear; Shoes; Keys (Hardware); Fireworks; Firecrackers; Explosives;...

    • "The dedication reads 'Painted for Paul Éluard by his friend Salvador Dalí'. Éluard, who enjoyed his erotica as much as Dali, must have been impressed by this tour de force." (Caption); "One of his earliest ventures was Board of...
    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Symbols; Allusions; Discovery & exploration; Catholicism; Christianity; Portraits; Self-portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Explorers; Saints; People associated with...

    • "Dali and Gala had every reason to be grateful to America, which had showered them with dollars. Here, as Columbus, the painter kneels on the shore, holding aloft a silver crucifix. Gala appears once more as Virgin Mary, on the banner."...
    • The Old Age of William Tell.

    • The Old Age of William Tell.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Allusions; Symbols; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Anxiety; Lust; Nudes; Men; Women; Couples; Older people; Beards; Breasts; Backs (Anatomy); Animals; Wild cats; Lions; Shadows; Bedsheets

    • "Action behind the sheet, in the presence of the ubiquitous lion. Dali said the painting referred to his and Gala's repudiation by his father. There are allusions to Gala's operation, which Dali feared might be fatal." (Caption);...
    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Heads (Anatomy); Women; Men; Fathers; Nudes; Body parts; Lions; Animals; Ants; Locusts; Insects; Chalices; Drinking vessels;...

    • "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...
    • 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...
    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Love; Worry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Spouses; Fathers; Families; Family; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Buttocks;...

    • "The Child-Woman is Gala, who appears here for the first time in Dali's work." (Caption); "Meanwhile, Dali had painted the first major work in which he alluded directly to the relationship with Gala that was partially to blame for...
    • Two Urinals.

    • Two Urinals.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Plumbing fixtures; Urination; Allusions; Sex; Men; Hygiene; Walls

    • "These highly stylized, non-utilitarian versions of plumbing fixtures evoke complex psycho-sexual concerns surrounding issues of hygiene and male bonding. At the same time, they participate in a witty dialogue with Jasper Johns's famous bronze...
    • Mercenaries II.

    • Mercenaries II.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Political issues; Politics & government; Corruption; Men; Mercenaries (Soldiers); Soldiers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Military life; Conversation; Smiling; Standing; Clothing...

    • "Set against huge fields of red oxide on mural-sized, unstretched canvases, Golub's figures' frozen poses fleetingly echo those on Greek pottery, but they travesty classical faith in the body." (Caption, p.205); "Another rediscovered...
    • Numbers.

    • Numbers.

    • Drawings; Numerals

    • "Johns used letters or numbers as a means of reintroducing the signifiers of a collective sign system into a Modernist 'field' previously answerable to subjective judgments of taste. The textures in his drawings in particular are subtly...
    • 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...
    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Seascapes; Landscapes (Representations); Rites & ceremonies; Harbors; Bodies of water; Ships; Boats; Sailing ships; Galleys (Ships); Vessels; Sailing; Gondolas; Rowboats; Vehicles; Railroad...

    • "Although resident in America, Morley was the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984. Funded by the 'Patrons of New Art' affiliated to London's Tate Gallery, this prize was subsequently awarded annually for 'outstanding contributions' to...
    • Untitled (Cowboy).

    • Untitled (Cowboy).

    • Photographs; Prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Men; Cowboys; Clothing & dress; Cowboy hats; Hats; Headgear; Shirts; Coats; Chaps; Horseback riding; Riding; Sitting; Roping; Ropes; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Animal locomotion; Animals;...

    • "Prince's early 'appropriations' from advertising, of which this is an example, have interesting connections with his later practice. After 1985 Prince started to employ verbal jokes in his works. They were often silkscreened as texts across...
    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Maps; Industrialization; Industry; Economic & social conditions; Social aspects; Industrial arbitration; Social classes; Wealth; Poverty; Economic & industrial aspects

    • "Fabro made his first sculpture in the Italia series in 1968. Dozens of variations followed in subsequent years. Another theme established in 1968 was that of 'Feet'. This involved the artist in producing a series of bizarre sculptural...
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