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    • Council of Convenience.

    • Council of Convenience.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Christianity; Crosses; Symbols

    • “Here, the artist blends elements of color into shapes and forms to explore salvation and the terms under which his winged and hooded figure, manipulating a marionette whose actions are predicated under the guise of Christianity, delivers it. His...
    • 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...
    • The Discussion, detail.

    • The Discussion, detail.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Cigarettes; Details

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Discussion.

    • The Discussion.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Backs (Anatomy); Eyeglasses; Sitting; Cigarettes; Smoking; Newspapers; Periodicals; Chairs;...

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • Portrait of a German Officer.

    • Portrait of a German Officer.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Memorial works; Military officers; Military personnel; Symbols; Militarism; Friendship; Standards (Identifying artifacts); Military standards; Flags; Crosses; Military decorations; Awards; Emblems; Insignia; Badges;...

    • "Although one could read this image in the general context of wartime militarism, elements in the painting did have personal significance for Hartley; in particular, it includes references to his friend, Lieutenant Karl von Freyberg, with whom...
    • The Persistence of Memory.

    • The Persistence of Memory.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Dreaming; Time; Clocks & watches; Trees; Flies; Ants; Insects; Reflections; Landscapes (Representations); Cliffs; Bodies of water

    • "Dali's famous 'melting clocks' in The Persistence of Memory portray the uncanny quality of certain dreams. In a stark, oddly illuminated landscape, a number of elements referring to time - watches, eggs, a dead fish, a dead tree - are...
    • 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...
    • Leda Atomica.

    • Leda Atomica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Mathematics; Physics; Atoms; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Breasts; Hairstyles; Sitting; Gestures; Floating; Flying; Birds; Swans; Animals; Cliffs; Beaches; Coastlines; Seas; Bodies of...

    • "Gala-Leda rendered 'in accordance with the modern "nothing touches" theory of intra-atomic physica' (Dali)." (Caption); Dali himself was only too happy to admit his debt to Gala. In the early 1930s he had begun to sign his...
    • The Old Mill.

    • The Old Mill.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Architecture; Buildings; Mills; Water mills; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Walls; Roofs; Windows; Loading docks; Waterwheels; Streams; Bodies of water; Horses; Animals; Harnesses; Vehicles; Carts &...

    • "His work, though strong, feels soft and expresses a subtle abstract quality that embraces cubist elements." (caption, p.41)
    • Bunnies.

    • Bunnies.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Capitalism; Glamour photographs; Sex; Seduction; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Women; Bathing beauties; People associated with entertainment & sports; Posing; Clothing & dress; Lingerie; Bathing suits;...

    • "In subsequent paintings by Polke, deliberately inept versions of American Pop techniques ironically signaled West Germany's 'secondary' cultural/economic status vis-à-vis America. In his Rasterbilder works he subverted [Roy] Lichtenstein's...
    • 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);...
    • Villa Imperiale, Pompeii, Italy, interior view, oecus (A).

    • Villa Imperiale, Pompeii, Italy, interior view, oecus (A).

    • Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Reception rooms; Salons (Social spaces); Architectural elements; Structural elements; Ceilings; Arches; Vaults (Architecture); Barrel ceilings;...

    • "It was built illegally by private interests in the last decade of the first century B.C. [...]. Renovated in the Fourth Style after the earthquake of 62 A.D. [...]." (p.122); “The oecus is a rectangular vaulted hall six meters wide by...
    • 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);...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Big Painting VI.

    • Big Painting VI.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Comic books; Comics

    • "Whilst clearly representing a critique of free expression, Lichtenstein's 'brushstrokes', like most of his other Pop works, had an exact comic-book source. They initially derived from a strip entitled 'The Painting' published in Charlton...
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