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    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Homeless persons

    • “Heath began painting in 1989 at the age of forty. Rising early to go to work as a taxi driver he would see the homeless bent over trash bins looking for food. In the shallow morning light they looked like oblique shapes and forms. Out of the...
    • Riverfront Break.

    • Riverfront Break.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • “Johnson is a practitioner of a style sometimes labeled ‘abstract illusionism’, making paintings where apparently solid but abstract forms float in illusionary space. Riverfront Break may have been suggested by the industrial forms of the...
    • Hite Institute Exhibition Catalogs

    • Hite Institute Exhibition Catalogs

    • Allen R. Hite Art Institute; Drawings; Paintings; Photographs; Prints

    • 117 exhibition catalogs dating from 1947-1978. Overall, the exhibition program was robust and ambitious, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography as well as architecture and city planning. Works of many countries and many...
    • Dead (Tote) from October 18, 1977.

    • Dead (Tote) from October 18, 1977.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Photographs; Activists; Left-wing extremists; Terrorists; Dead persons; Death; Suicides; Social justice; Political issues; Politics & government; Protest movements; Opposition (Political science); Student movements;...

    • "[…] the German painter Gerhard Richter […] looked back mournfully on painting's loss of public function in his October 18, 1977 (1988), a cycle of 15 paintings which mimicked the appearances of blurred black-and-white photographs. Richter...
    • The Discussion, detail.

    • The Discussion, detail.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Cigarettes; Details

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Discussion.

    • The Discussion.

    • Paintings; Discussion; Debates; Politics & government; Political issues; Political parties; Men; Artists; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Coats; Backs (Anatomy); Eyeglasses; Sitting; Cigarettes; Smoking; Newspapers; Periodicals; Chairs;...

    • "According to the artist this painting depicted an 'ideological discussion'. As such it evokes the stormy realist-abstraction debates, and allied political differences, among artists in Italy after the Second World War. Stylistically, the work...
    • The Old Age of William Tell.

    • The Old Age of William Tell.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Allusions; Symbols; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Anxiety; Lust; Nudes; Men; Women; Couples; Older people; Beards; Breasts; Backs (Anatomy); Animals; Wild cats; Lions; Shadows; Bedsheets

    • "Action behind the sheet, in the presence of the ubiquitous lion. Dali said the painting referred to his and Gala's repudiation by his father. There are allusions to Gala's operation, which Dali feared might be fatal." (Caption);...
    • Portrait of a German Officer.

    • Portrait of a German Officer.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Memorial works; Military officers; Military personnel; Symbols; Militarism; Friendship; Standards (Identifying artifacts); Military standards; Flags; Crosses; Military decorations; Awards; Emblems; Insignia; Badges;...

    • "Although one could read this image in the general context of wartime militarism, elements in the painting did have personal significance for Hartley; in particular, it includes references to his friend, Lieutenant Karl von Freyberg, with whom...
    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Seascapes; Landscapes (Representations); Rites & ceremonies; Harbors; Bodies of water; Ships; Boats; Sailing ships; Galleys (Ships); Vessels; Sailing; Gondolas; Rowboats; Vehicles; Railroad...

    • "Although resident in America, Morley was the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984. Funded by the 'Patrons of New Art' affiliated to London's Tate Gallery, this prize was subsequently awarded annually for 'outstanding contributions' to...
    • 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...
    • The Apparition [Salome and the Head of John the Baptist].

    • The Apparition [Salome and the Head of John the Baptist].

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Myths; Legends; Biblical events; Women; Dancers; Clothing & dress; Headgear; Jewelry; Necklaces; Bracelets; Gestures; Pointing fingers; Posing; Supernatural; Saints; People associated with religion; Dead...

    • "As early as 1876, in the ornate, somewhat epicene sensuality of The Apparition, Moreau summarized many of the concepts that linked the melancholy beauty of the Pre-Raphaelites with his own native poetic tradition epitomized by Baudelaire's...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lavender Mist.

    • Lavender Mist.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "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...
    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Symbols; Allusions; Discovery & exploration; Catholicism; Christianity; Portraits; Self-portraits; Portrait paintings; Men; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Explorers; Saints; People associated with...

    • "Dali and Gala had every reason to be grateful to America, which had showered them with dollars. Here, as Columbus, the painter kneels on the shore, holding aloft a silver crucifix. Gala appears once more as Virgin Mary, on the banner."...
    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Erotica; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Buttocks; Breasts; Shoes; Footwear; Horns (Animal); Clouds; Walls; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Railings; Shadows; Artists' signatures

    • "Dali prided himself on being the world's greatest ever painter of the female posterior." (Caption); "It was probably early in 1950 that Emmanuel Looten, a little-known Flemish poet, had made Dali the unexpected and 'gelatinous' gift...
    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • The Profanation of the Host.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Heads (Anatomy); Women; Men; Fathers; Nudes; Body parts; Lions; Animals; Ants; Locusts; Insects; Chalices; Drinking vessels;...

    • "Dali's variation on Paolo Uccello's work of the same title, this is probably his most sacrilegious painting." (Caption); The Profanation of the Host […] is one of Dali's most sacrilegious paintings (although later he tried to exonerate...
    • Fate of the Beasts.

    • Fate of the Beasts.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract works; Abstract paintings; Disasters; Fatalism; Trees; Plants; Animals; Horses; Ponies; Boars; Foxes; Deer

    • "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....
    • Leda Atomica.

    • Leda Atomica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Mathematics; Physics; Atoms; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Breasts; Hairstyles; Sitting; Gestures; Floating; Flying; Birds; Swans; Animals; Cliffs; Beaches; Coastlines; Seas; Bodies of...

    • "Gala-Leda rendered 'in accordance with the modern "nothing touches" theory of intra-atomic physica' (Dali)." (Caption); Dali himself was only too happy to admit his debt to Gala. In the early 1930s he had begun to sign his...
    • House of Menander, Pompeii, Italy, fresco, Menander.

    • House of Menander, Pompeii, Italy, fresco, Menander.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Paintings; Portrait paintings; Murals; Portraits; Men; Dramatists; Authors; Comedians; People associated with entertainment & sports; Sitting; Clothing & dress; Wreaths;...

    • "In a niche at the back of the peristyle in the refined Pompeii domus that takes its name from this fresco, this portrait of the Athenian comedian Menander (end of the fourth century B.C.) was painted during the late Julio-Claudian era. The...
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