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    • Sanctuary of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, aerial view.

    • Sanctuary of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, aerial view.

    • Architecture; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Buildings; Temples; Religious facilities; Facades; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Columns; Colonnades; Podiums; Plazas; Courtyards; Gates; Walls; Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Bird's-eye...

    • “The first part of the project, which began perhaps as early as Augustus, was a grandiose temple to Jupiter; an inscription suggests it was completed by 60 CE. The Jupiter temple is a typical example of the compromise between Greek and Roman...
    • 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...
    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Collages; Mixed media; Chairs; Furniture; Seating furniture; Wicker furniture; Textures; Ropes; Borders (Ornament areas)

    • Oil and pasted oilcloth on canvas, surrounded with rope; "Eager to recover other aspects of reality - positive color and texture, for instance - and increase the legibility of his pictures, without resorting to the outmoded conventions of...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Homeless persons

    • “Heath began painting in 1989 at the age of forty. Rising early to go to work as a taxi driver he would see the homeless bent over trash bins looking for food. In the shallow morning light they looked like oblique shapes and forms. Out of the...
    • The Sower.

    • The Sower.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Croplands; Agriculture; Farming; Landscapes (Representations); Men; Adults; Working class; Laborers; Agricultural laborers; People associated with manual labor; People associated with agriculture; Walking; Gestures;...

    • "Though its exact date is unknown, the nature of the brushwork and general intensity of style suggest late 1888 or early 1889 while van Gogh was still in Arles, the village in Provence [...]. It may even have been executed after van Gogh...
    • The Cruelty of the Father.

    • The Cruelty of the Father.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Diptychs; Men; Women; Nudes; Nudism; Posing; Body parts; Feet; Breasts; Backs (Anatomy); Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Swimmers; Headgear; Swimming pools; Outdoor furniture; Furniture

    • Oil and acrylic on canvas. “Salle has cultivated a very urbane way of representing stereotypes, taken from the mass media and the world of art, which has affinities with Jasper Johns’ early classicism, such as the Target with Boxes. Parts of...
    • Still Life--Writing Table.

    • Still Life--Writing Table.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Business & finance; Tables; Furniture; Books; Encyclopedias & dictionaries; Geography; Money; Coins; Greenbacks; Correspondence; Pens; Writing materials; Envelopes; Marks...

    • “In The Writing Table, eight meticulously described items are arranged on a cool green trompe-l’oeiled marble slab: a hefty leather-bound tome; a small shiny gold or copper coin; a sparkling silver coin; a roll of well-worn five-dollar bills;...
    • The Street, Fifth Avenue.

    • The Street, Fifth Avenue.

    • Photogravures; Prints; Photographs; Cityscape photographs; Cities & towns; Cityscapes; City & town life; Roads; Streets; Winter; Snow; Carriages & coaches; Vehicles; Horses; Animals; Architecture; Buildings; Gates; Trees

    • "In his own art […] Stieglitz had moved quite sharply away from the pictorialism of his early work toward ever-more 'straight' photography - that is, toward photographs that look like photographs, free of lens or darkroom manipulations...
    • 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...
    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Colors

    • "The assertive flatness of the implacable field of red is emphasized by the linear vertical 'zips'. Rather than functioning as 'drawing' within space, these reinforce and delimit the space as a whole. White 'zips' in Newman's works also evoke...
    • 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...
    • The Alcoholic.

    • The Alcoholic.

    • Photographs; Composite photographs; Montages; Justice; Social justice; Social values; Economic & social conditions; Moral & ethical aspects; Ethics; Alcoholism; Men; Sleeping; Artists; Sculptors; Photographers; Heads (Anatomy); Faces;...

    • "Gilbert and George's presence in their photo-works can be seen as an extension of their early performance activities. They often stand apart from the other imagery in the pieces as though acknowledging the artifice involved. Moral conundrums...
    • Magritte beside The Savage (Le barbare).

    • Magritte beside The Savage (Le barbare).

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Portraits; Men; Adults; Artists; Painters (Artists); Sculptors; Photographers; Posing; Clothing & dress; Bowler hats; Hats; Headgear; Coats; Paintings; Oil paintings; Allusions; Literature; Illustrations;...

    • Painting destroyed during the London blitz (photograph shows the artist, 1938, [and Fantomas, a character in the early twentieth-century pulp fiction novels by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain.]). The Savage (Le barbare): c. 1928.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Blaze, detail.

    • Blaze, detail.

    • Paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Optical illusions; Hallucinations & illusions; Details

    • "Riley's 'Op' paintings of the early 1960s were exclusively in black and white although, as her critical mentor the psychologist Anton Ehrenzweig noted, they could generate disembodied sensations of color. She was to begin incorporating color...
    • Evadne in Green Dimension.

    • Evadne in Green Dimension.

    • Collages; Commercialism; Advertisements; Advertising; Lust; Sex; Genitals; Body parts; Diagrams; Drawings; Men; Women; Passengers; People associated with transportation; People associated with entertainment & sports; Strong men; Muscles;...

    • "In this collage elements such as Charles Atlas and the diagrammatized penis were pasted over a female 'art' pinup (the 'Evadne in Green Dimension' of the work's title), as though allegorizing the artist's arousal." (Caption, p.96);...
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