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    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500
    • Leaf from a small portable Gothic Bible, copied in France in the thirteenth century. The Latin translation used throughout this period was known as the Vulgate, since Latin was the common or vulgar language read by all literate people of the time....
    • Book of Hours, France, early 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts--France--Renaissance, 1450-1600
    • Books of Hours were used for private prayers by lay people. Typically Books of Hours included a calendar, Gospel lessons, and hours of daily prayer including Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, and Hours of the Holy Spirit, as well as psalms...
    • Book of Hours, France, early 16th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts--France--Renaissance, 1450-1600
    • Books of Hours (Horae) were used for private prayers by lay people. Typically Books of Hours included a calendar, Gospel lessons, and hours of daily prayer including Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, and Hours of the Holy Spirit, as well as...
    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Abstract Expressionist; Color-field; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "The assertive flatness of the implacable field of red is emphasized by the linear vertical 'zips'. Rather than functioning as 'drawing' within space, these reinforce and delimit the space as a whole. White 'zips' in Newman's works also evoke...
    • Green & Maroon.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Abstract Expressionist; Color-field; Modern (styles and periods)
    • "By the turn of the 1950s Rothko had arrived at the pictorial format which was to serve him for the rest of his career; horizontal lozenges of soft-edged color hovering in a large vertically oriented field. These clouds of color were seen by him as...
    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "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 asserted...
    • Veils series, Blue Veil.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Color-field; Post-painterly Abstraction; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as synonymous with...
    • Untitled.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Minimal; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "Judd's industrially manufactured, modular pieces, developed from 1966 onwards, were stubbornly empirical investigations of specific materials and visual effects. He shunned mystification and openly declared the nature of his structures. The...
    • Untitled.

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    • Indian ink on paper. June 1960. "Michaux was a poet as well as a visual artist. Works such as this are essentially calligraphic, representing a meeting point of writing and painting. His calligraphy often assumes a hallucinatory character, evoking...
    • Untitled.

    • Abstract Expressionist; Abstract (fine arts style); Action painting; Modern (styles and periods)
    • "In de Kooning's black canvases the elimination of color was conditioned as much by financial constraints as by the need to simplify pictorial problems in the spirit of Analytic Cubism. The deliberately artless use of shiny enamel housepaints (a...
    • Bald Eagle.

    • Abstract Expressionist; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "In the year before Pollock's premature death, Krasner made powerful collages, possibly drawing on the huge semi-abstract 'paper-cuts' that the veteran French Modernist Henri Matisse was producing around this time. In one of these collages she made...
    • Lavender Mist.

    • Abstract Expressionist; Action painting; Abstract (fine arts style)
    • "By 1947 - even earlier in drawings - the artist had begun to experiment with all-over painting, a labyrinthine network of lines, splatters, and paint drips from which emerged the great 'poured' paintings of the next few years. These paintings,...
    • 737 S. 13th Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 2013.

    • Advertisements; Brick wall signs; Buildings; Warehouses
    • Address: 737 S 13th Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Several faded, painted signs appear on the Louisville Tin and Stove Company building's west face: "Appliances / Shavers / Outdoor Products / Home Care / Clocks", "Proctor- Silex / Irons / Toasters /...
    • East Saint Louis steamboat, 1920.

    • African Americans; Automobiles; Passengers; Ohio River Valley--Commerce--History; Steamboats
    • Steamer East St. Louis loading at the Louisville Wharf for a trip to Madison, Indiana. A painted sign on the wharf reads, "This boat for Madison, every Sunday at 8 am, returning at p.m. moonlight p.m.." People line the decks on all three levels of...

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