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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...
    • Portrait of George Washington.

    • Portrait of George Washington.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Presidents; Politicians; Statesmen; Heads of state; Government officials; People associated with politics & government; Older people; Gestures; Sitting; Posing; Clothing & dress;...

    • “[…] Washington is placed in an elaborate setting equal to his importance. In the Grand Manner tradition of portraiture, his is before a velvet drapery swag and a classical column, both alluding to his high rank, and surrounded by the...
    • The Cruelty of the Father.

    • The Cruelty of the Father.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Diptychs; Men; Women; Nudes; Nudism; Posing; Body parts; Feet; Breasts; Backs (Anatomy); Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Swimmers; Headgear; Swimming pools; Outdoor furniture; Furniture

    • Oil and acrylic on canvas. “Salle has cultivated a very urbane way of representing stereotypes, taken from the mass media and the world of art, which has affinities with Jasper Johns’ early classicism, such as the Target with Boxes. Parts of...
    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Death & burial; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Memorial works; Inscriptions; Human life cycle; Childhood & youth; Domestic life; Child rearing; Breast feeding; Feeding; Lifting & carrying; Riding;...

    • "[…] this child's sarcophagus has been reassembled from many fragments. The front panel is, however, in fairly good condition, with a few missing pieces reconstructed from Carrara marble. […] This sarcophagus is among the earliest of the...
    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Collages; Allusions; Women; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Headgear; Pointing fingers; Smiling; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Doors & doorways; Floors; Snakes; Reptiles; Animals;...

    • "Polke's work frequently juxtaposes images wrenched from different periods of history. At the bottom left he makes use of a collage by the early twentieth-century Surrealist Max Ernst, whilst the central image derives from a satirical etching...
    • The Great American Dream No. 1.

    • The Great American Dream No. 1.

    • Drawings; Crayon drawings; Inscriptions; Artists' signatures; Names; Initials; Numerals; Lettering (Layout features); Cows; Bulls; Cattle; Animals; Livestock

    • Caption information: Lithokreide [lithographic crayon?] / sig. u. dat.; u. r. R. Indiana 1967 [Signed and dated: lower right: R. Indiana 1967] / bez.: u. l. The Great American Dream [Labeled (?): lower left: The Great American Dream] /...
    • [Sleeping girl, half-nude].

    • [Sleeping girl, half-nude].

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Women; Artists' models; Nudes; Nudism; Erotica; Sleeping; Hairstyles; Inscriptions; Artists' signatures; Lettering (Layout features); Marks (Symbols)

    • Caption information: Schlafendes Madchen, Halbakt [Sleeping girl, half-nude] / um 1908 [c. 1908] / blauer Farbstift [blue crayon/color pencil] [Note: “farbstift” translates as “color pencil” (Amer.); “crayon” or “color pencil”...
    • [Portrait of a Lady with a cap, from the front]

    • [Portrait of a Lady with a cap, from the front]

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Women; Artists' models; Adults; Clothing & dress; Hats; Headgear; Hairstyles; Inscriptions; Artists' signatures; Lettering (Layout features); Marks (Symbols)

    • Caption information: Damenbildnis mit Kappe, von vorn [Portrait of a Lady with a cap, from the front] / um 1917 [c. 1917]/ Bleistift [pencil] / u. l.: Nachlassstempel [lower left: estate stamp] / Nationalgalerie Prag [National Gallery, Prague].
    • 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...
    • Herculaneum, decorative fresco-type architectural wall painting.

    • Herculaneum, decorative fresco-type architectural wall painting.

    • Paintings; Murals; Walls; Architecture; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Columns; Moldings; Consoles; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Patterns (Design elements); Masks; Faces; Supernatural beings; Horses; Animals

    • "This fragment of a wall painting was among the very first ancient artworks discovered in Herculaneum after the volcanic eruption on August 23 in 79 A.D. […] This panel was executed using a technique similar to fresco painting. The design...
    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Gods; People associated with religion; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Wreaths; Vines; Hides & skins; Beards; Genitals; Bowls (Tableware);...

    • "This statue combines two antique fragments: Bacchus's torso and Silenus's torso and head, along with sixteenth-century additions including Bacchus's head, arms, and legs, and Silenus's arms and legs. The restoration is probably the work of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Area, New York.

    • Area, New York.

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Portraits; Group portraits; Men; Adults; Artists; Painters (Artists); Filmmakers; Sculptors; Photographers; Cartoonists; Art dealers; People associated with commercial activities; Business people; Standing;...

    • From left to right: Back row -- Michael Heizer, Arman, LeRoy Neiman, Dennis Oppenheim (partially obscured), Julian Schnabel, William Wegman, Tony Shafrazi (obscured); fourth row -- [Andy] Warhol, David Hockney, Stefano, Keith Haring, Red Grooms;...
    • Galarina.

    • Galarina.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Breasts; Clothing & dress; Shirts; Jewelry; Rings; Bracelets; Hairstyles

    • "Perhaps Dali's most honest appraisal of his Muse." (Caption); "[Dali] told his family about the portrait of Gala on which he had been working every day for six months. It was painted 'like a Vermeer', and everyone who saw it was...
    • 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...
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