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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Given: 1. The Waterfall/ 2. The Illuminating Gas.

    • Given: 1. The Waterfall/ 2. The Illuminating Gas.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Women; Nudes; Nudism; Light; Lighting; Gas-lighting; Lamps; Luminescent works; Trees; Plants; Forests; Landscapes (Representations); Lakes & ponds; Bodies of water; Waterfalls

    • Mixed media assemblage including: an old wooden door, black velvet, bricks, wooden table, leather stretched over an armature of metal and other material to form a female nude, human hair, gas lamp (bec Auer type), twigs, aluminum, iron, glass,...
    • 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....
    • 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...
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