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    • Book of Hours, Italy, late 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, Italy, late 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--Italy--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--Italy; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Book of Hours, France, mid 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, France, mid 16th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1500-1550

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Big KKK rally here 14' June.

    • Big KKK rally here 14' June.

    • Ku Klux Klan (1915- ); Events; Barns

    • Barn with large sign advertising: "Big KKK Rally Here!, 14' June." Two silos, farm equipment along other side of barn and chickens in foreground of barnyard. The University of Louisville and the University Archives & Records Center...
    • Big KKK rally here 14' June.

    • Big KKK rally here 14' June.

    • Ku Klux Klan (1915- ); Events; Barns

    • Barn with large sign advertising: "Big KKK Rally Here!, 14' June." Two silos, farm equipment along other side of barn and chickens in foreground of barnyard. The University of Louisville and the University Archives & Records Center...
    • Christmas wish.

    • Christmas wish.

    • Christmas cards; Stars

    • Star on a field of pine branches, surrounded by geometric shapes that resemble Christmas ornaments (balls, bells, etc.). The primary content of the card is a poem: If you are a-wishing me Christmas delights / Half as hard as I'm wishing for you, /...
    • Bright and happy Christmas.

    • Bright and happy Christmas.

    • Christmas trees; Christmas cards; Wreaths; Holly

    • Christmas tree decorated with lit candles and a holly wreath, with the poem: May happy memories of the past / with hopes of future bliss be blent / and round the present season cast / the halo of a heart's content. Published by Raphael Tuck &...
    • Stern necessity.

    • Stern necessity.

    • Women; Boys; African Americans; Sewing; Thread; Caricatures; Ethnic stereotypes

    • African American woman sews up a patch on a young boys pants as he lays across her lap. The facial expressions are stereotypical portrayals of blacks in the early 20th century. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may...
    • Uncle Tom.

    • Uncle Tom.

    • African Americans; Men; Ethnic stereotypes

    • Elderly African American man, seated, with a walking stick and a hat. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University of Louisville and the University Archives & Records Center...
    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Catholicism; Christianity; Women; Spouses; Mothers; Saints; Children; Infants; People associated with religion; Sitting; Floating; Prayer; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture;...

    • First version; "Dali's atomic variation on the Assumption, with Gala as tutelary goddess of Port Lligat." (Caption); Dali's first 'religious painting', designed to ingratiate himself with Church and State, was The Madonna of Port Lligat,...
    • Car Crash.

    • Car Crash.

    • Performance art; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Accidents; Automobiles; Death; Writing; Artists; Men; Spectators; Audiences; Sitting; Standing; Costumes; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Neckties; Neckwear; Eyeglasses

    • "In a darkened room, Dine, acting the part of 'car' in a silver-sprayed cap and raincoat, swerved to avoid 'hits' from the raking 'headlights' attached to fellow performers. The lights went on and off amid clatterings and amplified collision...
    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Huts; Shelters; Housing; Architectural elements; Walls; Doors & doorways; Wheels

    • "Alice Aycock […] bases her forms on the logic of the imagination. […] Aycock revels in conjuring the past. The rich associative content of her sculpture is often nurtured by fanciful titles and accompanying texts that refer to history,...
    • Untitled (We Won't Play Nature to Your Culture).

    • Untitled (We Won't Play Nature to Your Culture).

    • Photographs; Stats; Reproductions; Collages; Language; Slogans; Graphic design; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Advertisements; Advertising; Feminism; Women; Social aspects; Social classes; Social life; Social justice; Social values;...

    • "Given her interest in writing, it is not surprising that [Kruger] soon began to incorporate words into her art. Her new mode - large-scale black and white images reshot from scavenged photos and interpolated with a written message - debuted...
    • Untitled (We Have Received Orders Not to Move).

    • Untitled (We Have Received Orders Not to Move).

    • Photographs; Stats; Reproductions; Collages; Language; Slogans; Graphic design; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Advertisements; Advertising; Feminism; Women; Social aspects; Social classes; Social life; Social justice; Social values;...

    • "Given her interest in writing, it is not surprising that [Kruger] soon began to incorporate words into her art. Her new mode - large-scale black and white images reshot from scavenged photos and interpolated with a written message - debuted...
    • Guernica.

    • Guernica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; Military tactics; War destruction & pillage; Death; Dismemberment; Body parts; Mental states; Despair;...

    • "In this monumental work of 1937, Guernica, Picasso combined Analytic and Synthetic Cubist forms with several traditional motifs, juxtaposing them in a new Surrealist way. The combination serves the political message of the painting - namely,...
    • Doryphoros (Spear Bearer), front view.

    • Doryphoros (Spear Bearer), front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Athletes; People associated with entertainment & sports; Warriors; Nudes; Muscles; Genitals; Hairstyles; Reproductions

    • Roman marble copy from Pompeii, Italy, after a Greek bronze original of ca. 450-440 BCE. "One of the most frequently copied Greek statues was the Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) by Polykleitos, a work that epitomizes the intellectual rigor of...
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