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    • Cloyd Hotel, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

    • Cloyd Hotel, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

    • Hotels; Covered walks; Lawns; Trees; Cloyd Hotel (Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.)

    • Cloyd Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. The two-story red brick building has a portico. It has a lawn, in the foreground, and there are many trees near the building. Text printed on verso reads, "Here at an elevation of 1400 feet, one...
    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Gelatin silver prints; Puns (Visual works); Plays on words; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Jewelry; Earrings; Sitting; Posing; Violins; Musical instruments

    • "Man Ray's most famous photograph, Le Violon d'Ingres, combines Dada wordplay with Surrealist imagery. The nude recalls the odalisques of Ingres, while the title refers to Ingres's hobby - playing the violin (which led to the French phrase...
    • Spiral Jetty, stills from Spiral Jetty Film.

    • Spiral Jetty, stills from Spiral Jetty Film.

    • Sculpture; Jetties; Industrialization; Industry; Petroleum industry; Land use; Ecology; Nature; Bodies of water; Lakes & ponds; Aerial views; Bird's-eye views; Film stills; Motion pictures; Maps; Dirt roads; Roads; Streets; Books

    • Documentation of film stills from Spiral Jetty, 1970. "These are frames from Smithson's half-hour-long film based on his Spiral Jetty. Shots taken of the dusty road on the way to the site of the work were intercut with images of the blazing...
    • 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 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...
    • Fair of the Holy Cross.

    • Fair of the Holy Cross.

    • Paintings; Watercolors; Gouaches; Posters; Fairs; Festivals; Celebrations; Circuses & shows; Sideshows; Performances; Entertainment; Entertaining; Leisure; Recreation; Social life; Crowds; Men; Women; Couples; Circus performers; Entertainers;...

    • "In an article published in Figueres in May 1921, Subias Galter (1897-1984) praised the gouache posters that Dali had done for the recent Santa Creu festivities. Several critics had pointed out that they and other works in the same vein owed...
    • Two Urinals.

    • Two Urinals.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Plumbing fixtures; Urination; Allusions; Sex; Men; Hygiene; Walls

    • "These highly stylized, non-utilitarian versions of plumbing fixtures evoke complex psycho-sexual concerns surrounding issues of hygiene and male bonding. At the same time, they participate in a witty dialogue with Jasper Johns's famous bronze...
    • Hand Catching Lead, film still.

    • Hand Catching Lead, film still.

    • Film stills; Motion pictures; Processes & techniques; Time; Falling; Metals; Hands; Fingers; Body parts; Locomotion; Human locomotion

    • "This 3-minute 30-second film, like others produced by Serra in the same year, related to a famous 'verb list' which he compiled in 1967-8. The verb involved in this instance is 'to grasp' but the list also included 'to roll, to crease, to...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • Reproductions; Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches; Veils; Headgear; Posing; Smiling; Landscapes (Representations); Puns (Visual works); Language; Inscriptions;...

    • Replica of L.H.O.O.Q., Paris, 1919, from "Boite-en-Valise." Color reproduction of the Mona Lisa altered with a pencil; "The most famous instance of visual and verbal punning in Duchamp's work is L.H.O.O.Q., whose title is a bilingual...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • Reproductions; Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches; Veils; Headgear; Posing; Smiling; Landscapes (Representations); Puns (Visual works); Language; Artists' signatures

    • Replica of L.H.O.O.Q., Paris, 1919, from "Boite-en-Valise." Color reproduction of the Mona Lisa altered with a pencil. "The most famous instance of visual and verbal punning in Duchamp's work is L.H.O.O.Q., whose title is a bilingual...
    • Diadoumenos, immediately after discovery [in Delos], 1894.

    • Diadoumenos, immediately after discovery [in Delos], 1894.

    • Sculpture; Men; Athletes; People associated with entertainment & sports; Nudes; Genitals; Muscles; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Headbands (Headgear); Headgear; Victories; Tree stumps; Trees; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Expedition...

    • Supported by two workers from Mykonos. “Island marble. Found in the building known conventionally as the House of the Diadoumenos, on Delos, in 1894. The hands are missing. The tip of the nose is restored. The youth is depicted nude, frontally,...
    • Suburban Baths, Pompeii, Italy, apodyterium, erotic frieze detail.

    • Suburban Baths, Pompeii, Italy, apodyterium, erotic frieze detail.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Public baths; Bathhouses; Health & hygiene facilities; Social & civic facilities; Rooms & spaces; Paintings; Murals; Friezes (Ornamental bands); Sex; Erotica; Relations between the sexes; Men; Women; Couples;...

    • "Detail of a famous erotic frieze, probably painted during the time of Nero, in the apodyterium of the Suburban Baths of Pompeii: a true illustrated manual of various sexual positions, it appears to have been inspired by literary works on...
    • Babylon in 6th century BCE, reconstruction drawing.

    • Babylon in 6th century BCE, reconstruction drawing.

    • Architecture; Cities & towns; Buildings; Gates; City walls; Walls; Arches; Towers; Battlements; Facades; Religious facilities; Castles & palaces; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Houses; Roofs; Architectural elements; Gardens; Trees;...

    • "In this view, the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, with its famous Hanging Gardens, can be seen just behind and to the right of the Ishtar Gate, to the west of the Processional Way. The Marduk Ziggurat looms up in the far distance on the east...
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