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    • 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...
    • The False Mirror.

    • The False Mirror.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Eyes; Body parts; Clouds; Puns (Visual works)

    • "Magritte's False Mirror of 1928 depicts a large eye (from which the familiar CBS logo is derived). The black circle at the center can refer both to the pupil and to the eclipsed sun. The observer is thrown off balance by the unusual close-up...
    • Guernica, study.

    • Guernica, study.

    • Drawings; Studies (Visual works); Pencil works; Figure drawings; Female figure drawings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; War destruction & pillage; Death; Mental...

    • "Picasso did forty-five studies for Guernica. The one illustrated here shows the dying horse and the mother with the dead child. They have been changed in the final painting, although they retain their basic character. The Cubist neck of the...
    • 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...
    • Tiryns, Greece, Citadel, walls, corbeled gallery.

    • Tiryns, Greece, Citadel, walls, corbeled gallery.

    • Architecture; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Cities & towns; Forts & fortifications; Walls; City walls; Interiors; Arches; Vaults (Architecture); Galleries (Upper level spaces); Architectural elements

    • "The heavy walls of Tiryns and other Mycenaean palaces contrast sharply with the open Cretan palaces and clearly reveal their defensive character. Those of Tiryns average about 20 feet in thickness, and in one section they house a long gallery...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Betty.

    • Betty.

    • Women; Flowers

    • A young woman poses outdoors wearing a long dress and holding flowers. The woman is the photographer's niece, Elizabeth Matthews, who was the real-life model for the character Betty Lewis in the Little Colonel books written by Annie Fellows...
    • Atherton Building.

    • Atherton Building.

    • Buildings; Canopies; Atherton Building (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 610 S. Fourth Street (Later known as the Francis Building). Completed in 1907, the Atherton Building would have been a project started while Alfred S. Joseph was still serving as chief architect and engineer for the firm of McDonald &...
    • Mom Beck.

    • Mom Beck.

    • Women; Servants; African Americans; Reading; Fictitious characters

    • An African-American woman in servant's dress and head scarf sits in a wooden chair reading a newspaper. The woman, Rebecca Porter, was born a slave in Virginia. After the war, she spent most of her life working in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Rebecca...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Persian

    • An original manuscript leaf from a late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century Persian Qur'an, written and illuminated circa 1570-1630 on handmade paper. The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find...
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