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    • 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....
    • Zeugma [Turkey], mosaic pavement, Women at Breakfast, view of whole.

    • Zeugma [Turkey], mosaic pavement, Women at Breakfast, view of whole.

    • Mosaics; Mosaic pavements; Floors; Theaters; Theatrical productions; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Storytelling; Entertaining; Entertainment; Stages (Platforms); Backdrops; Architecture; Architectural elements; Architectural...

    • The "border shows a row of stepped pyramids and a band of guilloche, and between these a wide acanthus scroll. The latter consists of foliate male masks similar to those placed in the corners and from which branches spring in either direction....
    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Gestures; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Military uniforms;...

    • "This armored statue was discovered in the ancient city of Gabii. […] The portrait of Trajan, set on a modern neck, did not belong to the statue; it was furnished in 1793 by Vincenzo Pacetti, who produced this reconstituted piece for the...
    • The Death of Bara.

    • The Death of Bara.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes; Details

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • 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...
    • Herculaneum, decorative fresco-type architectural wall painting.

    • Herculaneum, decorative fresco-type architectural wall painting.

    • Paintings; Murals; Walls; Architecture; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Columns; Moldings; Consoles; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Patterns (Design elements); Masks; Faces; Supernatural beings; Horses; Animals

    • "This fragment of a wall painting was among the very first ancient artworks discovered in Herculaneum after the volcanic eruption on August 23 in 79 A.D. […] This panel was executed using a technique similar to fresco painting. The design...
    • Composition with Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy).

    • Composition with Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Allusions; Symbols; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust; Gays; Martyrs; Saints; People associated with religion; Sailors; Men; Women; Bathing beauties; Portraits; Self-portraits; Nudes; Muscles; Standing;...

    • "One of Dali's greatest paintings from the mid-1920s, not exhibited since 1927. The influence of Picasso is manifest. It develops the theme of Saint Sebastian that so fascinated Lorca [Federico García Lorca] and Dali." (Caption);...
    • 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 Great Paranoiac.

    • The Great Paranoiac.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Optical illusions; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Lust; Sex; Men; Women; Fathers; Nudes; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Rocks

    • "The painting belonged to Edward James. Surely one of Dali's finest double images." (Caption); "Dali said that The Great Paranoiac had been conceived after a discussion with Josep María Sert about Arcimboldo, and that the...
    • Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town.

    • Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Fear; Anxiety; Lust; Sex; Invitations; Gestures; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Women; Portraits; Spouses; Children; Girls; Clothing & dress; Shirts; Necklaces; Neckwear; Jewelry; Dresses; Cities &...

    • "The painting belonged to Edward James. The 'paranoiac-critical town' is composed of elements principally from Cadaqués and Palamós." (Caption); "The reference was to Outskirts of the Paranoiac-Critical Town, one of Dali's finest...
    • 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...
    • In Limbo.

    • In Limbo.

    • Sculpture; Dolls; Toys; Arms (Anatomy); Legs; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Boxes; Containers; Surplus commodities; Commercialism; Capitalism; Economics; Industry; Commerce

    • "Whilst implicitly acknowledging the Surrealism of [Joseph] Cornell, Arman possibly evokes [Roland] Barthes's mournful vision of commodified toys as expressed in the latter's book Mythologies (1957). Barthes wrote that in the consumerist era,...
    • A Bar at the Folies-Bergere.

    • A Bar at the Folies-Bergere.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Men; Women; Bartenders; Entertainers; Aerialists; Acrobats; Actresses; Actors; People associated with entertainment & sports; Celebrities; Spectators; Standing; Sitting; Eating & drinking; Entertaining;...

    • "The woman in white, elbows on the rail of the balcony, is Mery Laurent […], and behind her, in beige, is Jeanne Demarsy […]." (p.478)
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Discrimination; Race discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Indigenous peoples; Cultural relations; History; Irony; Fantasy; Archaeology; Excavation; Hides & skins; Steering...

    • "Durham's symbolic recoding of the imagery of modern America in the terms of its native Indians is interesting in relation to Joseph Beuys's use of Indian iconography for purposes of symbolic retribution. As a modernist, Beuys assumed his work...
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