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    • Antiphonary, France, 15th century, fragment.

    • Antiphonaries--Illustrations; Gregorian chants--Illustrations; Music--Manuscripts--France; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval
    • Leaf from a fifteenth century French antiphonary, representing a segment of text related to the Feast of the Crown of Thorns. Also called an antiphonal or antiphoner, an antiphonary collects portions of psalms and hymns sung during liturgies or...
    • Australia/Victoria/Wyreena/1988.

    • Wyreena Community Arts Centre
    • Helen and I saw 'the Dinner Party' in February 1988 and would like to thankyou [sic] of allowing us to be a small part representing the Wyreena Yarn Craft Guild.
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Contemporary; Postmodern
    • "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...
    • Center for Predictive Medicine, 2010.

    • Buildings; Research facilities; University of Louisville--Buildings;
    • Exterior shot of the Center for Predictive Medicine; includes a corner of the building, an entrance and tables on a patio. Location: Shelby Campus: 950 North Hurstbourne Lane. Current uses: A level-3 biosafety lab (meaning that researchers are...
    • Elementum: prologue.

    • Artists' books--Specimens
    • Accordion structure from back pastedown. 14 intaglio prints. Text letterpress printed with papyrus font on arches cover paper. Bound in cloth boards. / "The elements of my work represent everything that I see, hear, breathe, and taste. Just as each...
    • Elsa Jordan/Chico, California/United States.

    • Jordan, Elsa, 1910-
    • Artist who made the Honor Quilt: / Joanne Stephens / Owner/Designer: Danaus Designs, Chico, Ca. / A.B. [B.A.?] Art, California State University, Chico / Featured in 'Needlecraft for Today' / Awards: Silver Dollar Fair, Chico, Ca. / Liberty House...
    • Fate of the Beasts.

    • Modern (styles and periods); Expressionist; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Fate of the Beasts (1913), perhaps also related to the prevailing apprehensions of war, portrays a total, inescapable catastrophe. Hard, arrowlike diagonals intersect to shoot across the canvas. Trees bleed and descend in a cosmic cataclysm. The...
    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Cubist; Modern (styles and periods); Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932, Picasso...
    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Cubist; Modern (styles and periods); Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932, Picasso...
    • Grand Canon on the Arkansas River.

    • Railroad tracks; Railroads; Canyons
    • Grand Canon of the Arkansas River, also known as Royal Gorge, in Colorado. Set of railroad tracks between two steep rock walls with a rocky mountain in the background. 516. Grand Canon on the Arkansas River. Descriptive information on back of card:...
    • Häutungen [sloughing].

    • Textiles (Group, West Germany)
    • I was trained in commercial business and worked there many years, but I always took the chance to work for art-related companies, as I recognized that my real and main interest went towards crafts and art. So I turned myself more and more to the...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • Dada; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • Replica of L.H.O.O.Q., Paris, 1919, from "Boite-en-Valise." Color reproduction of the Mona Lisa altered with a pencil; "The most famous instance of visual and verbal punning in Duchamp's work is L.H.O.O.Q., whose title is a bilingual pun. Read...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • Dada; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • Replica of L.H.O.O.Q., Paris, 1919, from "Boite-en-Valise." Color reproduction of the Mona Lisa altered with a pencil. "The most famous instance of visual and verbal punning in Duchamp's work is L.H.O.O.Q., whose title is a bilingual pun. Read...
    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Surrealist; Dada; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "Man Ray's most famous photograph, Le Violon d'Ingres, combines Dada wordplay with Surrealist imagery. The nude recalls the odalisques of Ingres, while the title refers to Ingres's hobby - playing the violin (which led to the French phrase violon...
    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], with Piero Manzoni.

    • Conceptual; Modern (styles and periods)
    • The Artist [Piero Manzoni ] with 'Merda d'artista' [Artist's Shit], at Angli Shirt Factory, Herning, Denmark, 1961. "This provocative image of Manzoni with one of his cans of excrement could be seen as a rejoinder to photographic images of...
    • My Last Name Exaggerated Fourteen Times Vertically.

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    • "This relates to another work of 1968, My Name As Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon, also in neon. The latter, slightly more legibly, reads: 'bbbbbbrrrrrruuuuuucccccceeeeee'. It has been suggested that it may have been a response to...

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