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    • Standing Nude.

    • Standing Nude.

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Nudes; Figure drawings

    • Pencil drawing; "This drawing, which at nearly three feet in height is very large for Giacometti, is one of an enormous number that he produced throughout his life. His sculptures and paintings of the figure, similarly attenuated, are far...
    • 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....
    • Zliten mosaic, hunting display (venationes) scenes.

    • Zliten mosaic, hunting display (venationes) scenes.

    • Mosaics; Hunting; Deer hunting; Lion hunting; Big game hunting; Bear hunting; Homicides; Entertaining; Entertainment; Games; Contests; Sports; Fighting; Animal fighting; Animal attacks; Animal behavior; Animal shows; Animal treatment; Men;...

    • “Scenes from the Zliten mosaic showing (top left) a man condemned to be killed by beasts. He is pushed towards the animals on a miniature chariot. The other scenes show animals being hunted by venatores, and a fight between a bear and a bull...
    • The Spirit of the Dead Watches (Manao Tupapau).

    • The Spirit of the Dead Watches (Manao Tupapau).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Girls; Youth; Teenagers; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Fear; Ghosts; Women; Dead persons; Supernatural beings; Supernatural; Beds; Furniture; Bedsheets; Pillows

    • “In various letters and diary notes the artist has explained how the preoccupation with ethnological problems, with the symbolism of colors, and certain literary concepts participated in the genesis of this canvas: ‘I painted the nude of a...
    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Death & burial; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Memorial works; Inscriptions; Human life cycle; Childhood & youth; Domestic life; Child rearing; Breast feeding; Feeding; Lifting & carrying; Riding;...

    • "[…] this child's sarcophagus has been reassembled from many fragments. The front panel is, however, in fairly good condition, with a few missing pieces reconstructed from Carrara marble. […] This sarcophagus is among the earliest of the...
    • 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...
    • The First Days of Spring.

    • The First Days of Spring.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Collages; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Psychotherapy; Psychiatry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Solitude; Loneliness; Spring; Men; Women; Children; Girls; Older people; Fathers; Couples;...

    • "The First Days of Spring inaugurated a series of works in which, determined to be more Surrealist than the Surrealists themselves, Dali elaborated a symbolic language for delineating, with microscopic precision, his erotic obsessions. It...
    • 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...
    • Balaclavas.

    • Balaclavas.

    • Sculpture; Headgear; Symbols; Commercialism; Commerce; Shopping; Patterns (Design elements); Logos; Swastikas; Rabbits; Animals; Mirrors; Reflections; Cameras; Photographic apparatus & supplies

    • Series of five woolen hoods; "The motifs on Trockel's knitted balaclavas emblematized various issues. The 'bunnies', for instance, teasingly evoked the kind of imagery displayed in [Sigmar] Polke's Playboy Bunnies, whilst the swastikas nudged...
    • Scratching Both Walls at Once, film still.

    • Scratching Both Walls at Once, film still.

    • Performance art; Video recording; Motion pictures; Film stills; Myths; Fairy tales; Allusions; Artificial limbs; Artists; Women; Hairstyles; Posing; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Windows

    • Film still from recorded performance. "Rebecca Horn's early performances involved her strapping surreal prostheses to her body or wearing elaborate costumes. The allusions to fairy tale and myth were unmistakable but rarely specific. Since...
    • House.

    • House.

    • Sculpture; Houses; Row houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Walls; Symbols; Neighborhoods; Working class; Demolition

    • "Rachel Whiteread's House revived a taste for outrage previously brought to the fore in Britain by the Tate Bricks saga. Before its completion in October 1993 it had attracted little press interest. In November of that year, however, a...
    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Gods; People associated with religion; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Wreaths; Vines; Hides & skins; Beards; Genitals; Bowls (Tableware);...

    • "This statue combines two antique fragments: Bacchus's torso and Silenus's torso and head, along with sixteenth-century additions including Bacchus's head, arms, and legs, and Silenus's arms and legs. The restoration is probably the work of...
    • Manhattan.

    • Manhattan.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract works; Abstract paintings

    • "Wols's painted surfaces register a variety of different activities. Paint was stenciled, smeared, trickled, or thrown onto his canvases. Markings were incised using the artist's fingers or sticks. In essence, though, these images were more...
    • 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);...
    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Erotica; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Buttocks; Breasts; Shoes; Footwear; Horns (Animal); Clouds; Walls; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Railings; Shadows; Artists' signatures

    • "Dali prided himself on being the world's greatest ever painter of the female posterior." (Caption); "It was probably early in 1950 that Emmanuel Looten, a little-known Flemish poet, had made Dali the unexpected and 'gelatinous' gift...
    • 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...
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