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    • 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,...
    • Wave Rock.

    • Wave Rock.

    • Sculpture; Poetry; Language; Lettering (Layout features); Graphic design; Inscriptions; Landscapes (Representations); Seascapes; Bodies of water; Boats; Vessels; Vehicles; Light

    • "Alongside his own production of visual poetry, which took the form of silkscreen prints as well as inscribed objects, Finlay was significant for his involvement in the 'small press' publishing activities associated with the alternative poetry...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Talking.

    • Talking.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Arms (Anatomy); Hands; Fingers; Body parts; Clocks & watches; Cigarettes; Smoking; Smoke; Worry

    • "As in certain paintings by Francis Bacon, existential givens were made stubbornly palpable in Guston's pictures. Recurrent images such as a head with a single wide-open eye, wrist-watches, bare light-bulbs, or cigarette butts spoke of bouts...
    • 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...
    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Bodies of water; Nature; Details

    • "[…] Vija Celmins uses nature as a starting point. In her re-creations of the heavens and earth, Celmins prods the viewer into an expanded awareness of both her sources and the process of artistic vision. […] In 1968 Celmins's preferred...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image and text.

    • Reproductions; Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches; Veils; Headgear; Posing; Smiling; Landscapes (Representations); Puns (Visual works); Language; Inscriptions;...

    • 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...
    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • L.H.O.O.Q., replica, from "Boite-en-Valise, image only.

    • Reproductions; Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches; Veils; Headgear; Posing; Smiling; Landscapes (Representations); Puns (Visual works); Language; Artists' signatures

    • 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...
    • Horn Players.

    • Horn Players.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Mixed media; Graffiti; Poetry; Inscriptions; Music; Jazz; Portraits; Group portraits; Men; Musicians; Jazz musicians; Composers; Celebrities; People associated with entertainment & sports; Clothing & dress;...

    • "Although savvy enough to take [Robert] Rauschenberg and [Jasper] Johns as models, as well as to avoid the subways, Basquiat teamed up with a fellow dropout, Al Diaz, and headed for SoHo, where the art world soon knew the pair through their...
    • Gods of the Modern World series, Modern Migration of the Spirit.

    • Gods of the Modern World series, Modern Migration of the Spirit.

    • Paintings; Murals; Men; Saints; People associated with religion; Clothing & dress; Beards; Wounds & injuries; Axes; Ruins; Destruction & pillage; Machinery; Sculpture; Buddhas; Columns; Architectural elements; Structural elements;...

    • Panel from Gods of the Modern World series. "Orozco moved closer to the Expressionists in spirit, at first working in the stylized, sculpturesque manner of [Ernst] Barlach, before later adopting the more dynamic and fluid forms of El Greco,...
    • Palette of King Narmer, back (left), front (right).

    • Palette of King Narmer, back (left), front (right).

    • Sculpture; Bas-reliefs; Plaques; Storytelling; History; Inscriptions; Hieroglyphics; Writing systems; Names; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Homicides; Decapitations; Men; Kings; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Heroes; Enemies;...

    • From Hierakonpolis, Egypt. "In Predynastic times, Egypt was divided geographically and politically into Upper Egypt (the southern, upstream part of the Nile Valley), a narrow tract of grassland that encouraged hunting, and Lower (northern)...
    • Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, general view.

    • Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, general view.

    • Architecture; Religious facilities; Funerary facilities; Temples; Monuments; Shrines; Buildings; Rock-cut architecture; Architectural elements; Walls; Terraces; Courtyards; Inclined planes; Colonnades; Architectural sculpture; Sculpture; Cliffs;...

    • With the Middle Kingdom mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II at left; "If the most impressive monuments of the Old Kingdom are its pyramids, those of the New Kingdom are its grandiose temples, often built to honor pharaohs and queens, as well as...
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