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    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Collages; Mixed media; Chairs; Furniture; Seating furniture; Wicker furniture; Textures; Ropes; Borders (Ornament areas)

    • Oil and pasted oilcloth on canvas, surrounded with rope; "Eager to recover other aspects of reality - positive color and texture, for instance - and increase the legibility of his pictures, without resorting to the outmoded conventions of...
    • Still Life.

    • Still Life.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Fruit; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Tableware; Tables; Furniture; Drawers (Furniture components); Keyholes

    • Canvas. Inv. no. 8647. Acquired in 1912 as part of the Tschudi donation. (excerpts from caption, p.100)
    • The cemetery at Inning (so-called).

    • The cemetery at Inning (so-called).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Landscape paintings; Landscapes (Representations); Cemeteries; Graves; Crosses; Architecture; Buildings; Steeples

    • Canvas. Inv. no. L.1828. On loan from the collection of George Schafer, Schweinfurt. This is not in fact a picture of the cemetery of Inning, near Lake Ammer. The artist can only have drawn inspiration from the grave crosses he had seen in Bavaria...
    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Abstract drawings; Drawings; Pencil works

    • "In her consistent use of grids Agnes Martin participated in a tradition in twentieth-century art stretching from the Cubists and Mondrian to her Minimalist contemporaries. The grid was a non-hierarchical and non-referential structure. It...
    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Allusions; Symbols; Myths; Sex; Fear; Love; Self-interest; Poetry; Women; Men; Nudes; Gays; Dancers; Dance; Backs (Anatomy); Pedestals; Body parts; Hands; Fingers; Eggs; Landscapes...

    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus,...
    • [The Elephant Celebes].

    • [The Elephant Celebes].

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Elephants; Animals; Machinery; Heads (Anatomy); Horns (Animal); Women; Mannequins; Nudes; Breasts; Gestures; Gloves; Fish; Aquatic animals; Smoke; Shadows; Artists' signatures; Inscriptions

    • From caption: L'Elephant Celebes; from the Tate Gallery website (http://www.tate.org.uk) (11-2011): Inscribed 'max ernst 1921' b.l., 'Celebes' b.r. and 'No. 1. MAX ERNST | CELEBES' on back of canvas / Oil on canvas, 49 3/8 x 44 (125.5 x 108)
    • Venus from Montagne, front view.

    • Venus from Montagne, front view.

    • Sculpture; Figurines; Women; Goddesses; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Hairstyles; Headgear; Grooming; Gestures; Mirrors; Symbols; Cupids; Dolphins; Aquatic animals; Lifting & carrying

    • "Venus is represented rising out of the water in accord with the conventions of the Aphrodite Anadyomene type. The triton and dolphin, which recall the maritime setting, were sometimes depicted alternately with two cupids accompanying the...
    • 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...
    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Love; Worry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Spouses; Fathers; Families; Family; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Buttocks;...

    • "The Child-Woman is Gala, who appears here for the first time in Dali's work." (Caption); "Meanwhile, Dali had painted the first major work in which he alluded directly to the relationship with Gala that was partially to blame for...
    • 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...
    • Big Painting VI.

    • Big Painting VI.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Comic books; Comics

    • "Whilst clearly representing a critique of free expression, Lichtenstein's 'brushstrokes', like most of his other Pop works, had an exact comic-book source. They initially derived from a strip entitled 'The Painting' published in Charlton...
    • I-Box.

    • I-Box.

    • Sculpture; Puns (Visual works); Sex; Genitals; Nudes; Nudism; Voyeurism; Photographs; Men; Artists; Sculptors; Posing; Boxes; Doors & doorways; Initials

    • "Here Morris presented a small rectangular structure with a door shaped as a letter 'I'. When opened the door gave on to a photograph of the artist, his phallus rhyming with the "I" connotative both of the viewers looking (eye) and...
    • 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; Art; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural...

    • "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...
    • Loop My Loop.

    • Loop My Loop.

    • Sculpture; Photographs; Mixed media; Allusions; Symbols; Hair; Body parts; Animals

    • "In the decade before her premature death in 1996, Chadwick developed an iconography which has links with the thought of Georges Bataille […] In Nostalgie de la Boue (1990) two rounded cibachrome transparencies were hung one above the other....
    • Dancing in Peckham, film still.

    • Dancing in Peckham, film still.

    • Performance art; Video recording; Film stills; Motion pictures; Fantasy; Women; Artists; Youth; Boys; Teenagers; Dancers; Dance; Recreation; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Walking; Clothing & dress; Trousers; Shirts; T-shirts; Shoes; Footwear;...

    • Videotape; 25 minutes, color, silent; "The idea that art can provide access to an artist's inner being is amusingly, and pointedly, repudiated here. Wearing is completely immersed in her own world. In the video, no soundtrack accompanies her...
    • Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March, 1960.

    • Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March, 1960.

    • Performance art; Performances; Painting; Body painting; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Artists; Men; Dandies; Women; Nudes; Audiences; Spectators; Orchestras; Music ensembles; Musicians; Sitting; Musical instruments; Clothing & dress; Suits...

    • "This performance exemplifies Klein's participation in the masculinist tradition of the dandy. The self-contained male, renouncing biological productivity (symbolized by the 'fecundity' of the paint-covered women launching themselves at...
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