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    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Education--Appalachian Region; Education--Kentucky; Kentucky--Social life and customs; Rural schools--Kentucky--History; Oneida Baptist Institute;...

    • 665 items from Louisville native Claude C. Matlack (1878-1944), an amateur photographer who, working as an engineer for his family's plumbing business, happened to capture on film the formative years of a settlement school built by feuding...
    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Bodies of water; Nature; Details

    • "[…] Vija Celmins uses nature as a starting point. In her re-creations of the heavens and earth, Celmins prods the viewer into an expanded awareness of both her sources and the process of artistic vision. […] In 1968 Celmins's preferred...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, aerial view.

    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, aerial view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Churches; Orthodox churches; Mosques; Religious facilities; Galleries & museums; Architectural elements; Religious architectural elements; Walls; Roofs; Domes; Minarets; Towers; Christianity; Islam; Gardens; Trees;...

    • "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...
    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, interior view.

    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, interior view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Churches; Orthodox churches; Mosques; Religious facilities; Galleries & museums; Christianity; Islam; Interiors; Architectural elements; Walls; Ceilings; Light; Domes; Windows; Arcades (Architectural components);...

    • "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...
    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, interior view.

    • Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, interior view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Churches; Orthodox churches; Mosques; Religious facilities; Galleries & museums; Christianity; Islam; Interiors; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Walls; Ceilings; Light; Domes; Windows; Arcades...

    • "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...
    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Abstract drawings; Drawings; Pencil works

    • "In her consistent use of grids Agnes Martin participated in a tradition in twentieth-century art stretching from the Cubists and Mondrian to her Minimalist contemporaries. The grid was a non-hierarchical and non-referential structure. It...
    • 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...
    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Prints; Broadsides; Broadsides; Advertisements; Advertising; Language; Communication; Communication devices; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks

    • "Jenny Holzer extended the use of language in art to another dimension by presenting words alone; for the viewer, looking and reading became one and the same act. […] In graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design in the mid-1970s,...
    • 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...
    • La Mort (Death).

    • La Mort (Death).

    • Photographs; Graffiti; City & town life

    • "The Hungarian-born photographer Brassai (Gyula Halasz) moved to Paris in the early 1920s and became friendly with avant-garde figures such as Picasso. In the 1920s and 1930s he photographed the low life of the city, deeply influenced by a...
    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Sculpture; Allusions; Chemistry; Science; Interpersonal relations; Social science; Sociology; Utopias

    • "The work consisted of a triangular gauze filter stretched across a corner into which lumps of fat had been packed. Apart from alluding to physical metamorphoses brought about via osmosis, processes of refinement and purification were evoked....
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