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    • The Death of Bara.

    • The Death of Bara.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes; Details

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • Three Dancers in Yellow Skirts.

    • Three Dancers in Yellow Skirts.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Dance; Ballet; Dancers; Ballerinas; Ballet dancers; Backs (Anatomy); Costumes; Flowers; Standing; Eating & drinking; Drinking vessels; Artists' signatures

    • "Here is concerned with the dancers' preparations just before appearing on stage. [...] One of the dancers is seen from the back; another drinks from a glass; and a third adjusts the blue tulle flowers of her costume." (p.109)
    • 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...
    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Agriculture; Agricultural productivity; Croplands; Farms; Farming; Economics; Economic & social conditions; Landscapes (Representations); Villages; Coastlines; Animals

    • "Bojewyan is a small village near St. Just in Cornwall, England. At the time of the painting local farmsteads were falling empty because they were uneconomic. Lanyon saw this as a serious threat to the region. His painting contains hints of a...
    • [Antonin Artaud], Self-Portrait.

    • [Antonin Artaud], Self-Portrait.

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Portrait drawings; Portraits; Self-portraits; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Authors; Poets; Actors; Theatrical producers & directors; Dramatists; Draftspersons; Hairstyles

    • "Artaud's late drawings have been a comparatively recent discovery. His poetry and writings on the theatre were better known previously. In the latter respect, his notions of catharsis had a decisive impact on the Body Art of the 1970s. After...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Illumined Pleasures.

    • Illumined Pleasures.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Portraits; Self-portraits; Women; Men; Fathers; Families; Family; Spouses; Mothers; Heads...

    • "One of Dali's most Freudian paintings. Indeed, the elderly gentleman helping the lady in distress seems to be Freud himself, borrowed from [Max] Ernst's Pietà or Revolution by Night." (Caption); "Illumined Pleasures is one Dali's...
    • Untitled, detail.

    • Untitled, detail.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants; Details

    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants

    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Sculpture; Coins; Money; Medals; Jewelry; Necklaces; Goldwork; Metalwork; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with...

    • "In this medallion, a gold coin is set within the center of a gold disc. A ring for hanging it projects from the top. The coin is a double solidus with an imperial effigy on the front [...]. In bust view, the emperor is seen in left profile,...
    • Kore Phrasikleia (4889) and kouros of Merenda, front view.

    • Kore Phrasikleia (4889) and kouros of Merenda, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Women; Nudes; Genitals; Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Wreaths; Hairstyles; Jewelry; Necklaces; Earrings; Bracelets; Flowers; Plants; Rosettes; Swastikas; Patterns (Design elements)

    • Kore: "Found at Merenda (ancient Myrrhinous), Attica, in 1972. […] Funerary statue. Found in a pit in the cemetery of Myrrhinous together with kouros [of Merenda] (inv. no. 4890). Preserved in excellent condition. The girl is depicted...
    • 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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