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    • Sarcophagus of a consul(?), from Acilia, Italy.

    • Sarcophagus of a consul(?), from Acilia, Italy.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Ceremonial objects; Parades & processions; Rites & ceremonies; Men; Women; Boys; Youth; Teenagers; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Headbands (Headgear); Headgear;...

    • “One of the finest – and most controversial – works of third-century relief sculpture is the fragmentary sarcophagus found at Acilia, near Rome. It is an example of a later form of Roman coffin that art historians call the lenos (bathtub)...
    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • Illustrations; Periodical illustrations; Drawings; Ink drawings; Collages; Cartoons (Commentary); Editorial cartoons; Political cartoons; Satires (Visual works); Politics & government; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings;...

    • "Ad Reinhardt's satirical cartoons, which contrasted sharply with his practice as a painter, dated back to the 1930s and 1940s. His strong Communist sympathies during that period had informed a series of cartoons for left-wing journals. By the...
    • Wave Rock.

    • Wave Rock.

    • Sculpture; Poetry; Language; Lettering (Layout features); Graphic design; Inscriptions; Landscapes (Representations); Seascapes; Bodies of water; Boats; Vessels; Vehicles; Light

    • "Alongside his own production of visual poetry, which took the form of silkscreen prints as well as inscribed objects, Finlay was significant for his involvement in the 'small press' publishing activities associated with the alternative poetry...
    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Seascapes; Landscapes (Representations); Rites & ceremonies; Harbors; Bodies of water; Ships; Boats; Sailing ships; Galleys (Ships); Vessels; Sailing; Gondolas; Rowboats; Vehicles; Railroad...

    • "Although resident in America, Morley was the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984. Funded by the 'Patrons of New Art' affiliated to London's Tate Gallery, this prize was subsequently awarded annually for 'outstanding contributions' to...
    • Diego and I.

    • Diego and I.

    • Women; Men; Spouses; Couples; Heads (Anatomy); Hairstyles; Eyes; Marriage; Relations between the sexes; Crying; Mental states; Pain

    • "An obsessive self-portraitist, Kahlo reveled in her distinctive features - heavy, continuous eyebrows, piercing gaze, shadowy mustache, small but ripe, cherry-red mouth, massive dark hair braided like a halo in the traditional Mexican style....
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Discrimination; Race discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Indigenous peoples; Cultural relations; History; Irony; Fantasy; Archaeology; Excavation; Hides & skins; Steering...

    • "Durham's symbolic recoding of the imagery of modern America in the terms of its native Indians is interesting in relation to Joseph Beuys's use of Indian iconography for purposes of symbolic retribution. As a modernist, Beuys assumed his work...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cremaster 4, film still from video.

    • Cremaster 4, film still from video.

    • Film stills; Motion pictures; Video recording; Storytelling; Fantasy; Myths; Science fiction; Metamorphosis; Supernatural; Supernatural beings; Heroes; Dandies; Men; Ears; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Corsages

    • "Here the artist aspires to a metamorphosis which hints partly at mythology, partly at science fiction. However, with mock pathos, Barney's floppy ears and dual kiss-curls inadequately match up to the four horns of the ram which the video's...
    • 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...
    • The Gamble.

    • The Gamble.

    • Collages; Mixed media; Leisure; Recreation; Social life; Gambling; Games; Card games; Cards; Playing cards; Women; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Sitting; Standing; Tables; Furniture

    • "In Romare Bearden (1914-88) Harlem found its own history painter, an artist who won dominion over form by studying the Old Masters, and then reinvigorated it with the jazzy rhythms pioneered in painting by Stuart Davis, the master of...
    • July 1983.

    • July 1983.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In the mid-1980s Richter produced abstract paintings as well as realist 'photo-paintings'. […] he appeared here to be recapitulating the ideological options underpinning postwar modernism in so far as his own transplantation from Eastern to...
    • 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,...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Boxes; Geometry

    • "Judd's industrially manufactured, modular pieces, developed from 1966 onwards, were stubbornly empirical investigations of specific materials and visual effects. He shunned mystification and openly declared the nature of his structures. The...
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