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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)...
    • 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...
    • Faustina the Younger, front view.

    • Faustina the Younger, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Women; Empresses; Princesses; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Nobility; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles

    • Discovered near Tivoli (Italy). "Cut from a single block of marble, this bust of Faustina the Younger is notable for its excellent state of preservation, despite a few chips on the face, some damage to the drapery, and the modern restoration...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Parallel of Life & Art.

    • Parallel of Life & Art.

    • Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Photographs; Reproductions; Art objects; Art; Photojournalism; Science; Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Architecture; Interiors; Walls; Ceilings; Architectural elements; Windows; Draperies

    • Photograph of exhibition installation, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, September-October 1953; "In this early Independent Group exhibition photographs of varying sizes were attached to the gallery walls. Others were suspended by...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Metalwork

    • Galvanized steel and concrete. "Deacon's organically related forms often derive from sources in the Bible, poetry, fairy stories, and figures of speech. In the two versions of the laminated wood sculpture For Those Who Have Ears (1982-3), for...
    • 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...
    • Dialogue on the Beach (Unsatisfied Desires).

    • Dialogue on the Beach (Unsatisfied Desires).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Mixed media; Allusions; Symbols; Fantasy; Communication; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Loneliness; Despair; Lust; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Body parts; Human body; Genitals; Hands; Fingers; Beaches

    • "The painting they refused to show in Barcelona." (Caption); "One of the most sexually provocative of the summer's paintings was Dialogue on the Beach, whose much later title, Unsatisfied Desires, clarifies its theme. The hand on the...
    • The Endless Enigma.

    • The Endless Enigma.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Optical illusions; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Lust; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Men; Women; Philosophers; Poets; Authors; Supernatural beings; Mandolins; Musical instruments; Beaches; Cliffs; Landscapes...

    • "The ever-present, brooding presence of Lorca [Federico García Lorca]." (Caption); "That Lorca continued to be on Dali's mind as he worked on Bacchanale is confirmed by a painting done during these months at La Pausa, The Great...
    • The Great Paranoiac.

    • The Great Paranoiac.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Optical illusions; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Lust; Sex; Men; Women; Fathers; Nudes; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Rocks

    • "The painting belonged to Edward James. Surely one of Dali's finest double images." (Caption); "Dali said that The Great Paranoiac had been conceived after a discussion with Josep María Sert about Arcimboldo, and that the...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Five Car Stud.

    • Five Car Stud.

    • Sculpture; Tableaux; Night; Violence; Terrorism; Punishment & torture; Race discrimination; Discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Social aspects; Interpersonal relations; Social justice; Social values; Minorities; Ethnic groups; Men; Women;...

    • Tableau: cars, plaster casts, guns, rope, masks, chainsaw, clothing, oil pan with water and plastic letters, paint, polyester resin, styrofoam rocks, and dirt; "Ruthlessly forgoing aesthetic or metaphorical niceties, Keinholz's grotesquely...
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