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    • Bright and happy Christmas.

    • Bright and happy Christmas.

    • Christmas trees; Christmas cards; Wreaths; Holly

    • Christmas tree decorated with lit candles and a holly wreath, with the poem: May happy memories of the past / with hopes of future bliss be blent / and round the present season cast / the halo of a heart's content. Published by Raphael Tuck &...
    • Stern necessity.

    • Stern necessity.

    • Women; Boys; African Americans; Sewing; Thread; Caricatures; Ethnic stereotypes

    • African American woman sews up a patch on a young boys pants as he lays across her lap. The facial expressions are stereotypical portrayals of blacks in the early 20th century. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may...
    • Uncle Tom.

    • Uncle Tom.

    • African Americans; Men; Ethnic stereotypes

    • Elderly African American man, seated, with a walking stick and a hat. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University of Louisville and the University Archives & Records Center...
    • Music, School of, after 1980.

    • Music, School of, after 1980.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; University of Louisville. School of Music; Educational facilities; People;

    • School of Music at the University of Louisville. People walk past the building on the sidewalk; a few are standing near the entrance at the top of a stairway. The building now has ornamental sculpture on the front; this image predates that...
    • Dentistry, School of (former).

    • Dentistry, School of (former).

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; University of Louisville. School of Dentistry; Educational facilities; Automobiles; Streets;

    • Dental School building acquired from the Louisville College of Dentistry, with a woman approaching the door. Cars can be seen driving past the front of the building. The University of Louisville School of Dentistry was organized in 1918 with the...
    • Engineering Graphics Building, as Lugo's Pizza.

    • Engineering Graphics Building, as Lugo's Pizza.

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings; Restaurants;

    • Lugo's Pizza, a restaurant that formerly occupied the building that most recently housed Engineering Graphics. The Engineering Graphics building was demolished on February 19, 2013. Part of the parking lot is visible and there are signs advertising...
    • The False Mirror.

    • The False Mirror.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Eyes; Body parts; Clouds; Puns (Visual works)

    • "Magritte's False Mirror of 1928 depicts a large eye (from which the familiar CBS logo is derived). The black circle at the center can refer both to the pupil and to the eclipsed sun. The observer is thrown off balance by the unusual close-up...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; History; Storytelling; Men; Women; Disfigured persons; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Teeth; Hands; Gestures; Sitting; Standing; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Muscles; Punishment & torture; Violence; Ropes; Chains; Blood; Wounds...

    • Oil on heavy fabric, canvas; “ ‘My artwork is a process of storytelling—bringing and invoking the past and spirits and ancestors into people and environments. The society… has created an environment of mistrust… Everyone has to conform to...
    • 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...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Blue Veil.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "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...
    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • Paintings; Casein paintings; Tempera paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Allusions; Fantasy; Poetry; Liberty; Death; Fascism; Civil wars; War; Bulls; Animals

    • "This painting deliberately combines a host of allusions to Spanish culture such as the stark black/white contrasts of Goya, Velasquez, and Picasso, the Spanish poet Lorca's lament to a dead bullfighter, 'Llanto por Ignacio Jánchez mejías',...
    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Huts; Shelters; Housing; Architectural elements; Walls; Doors & doorways; Wheels

    • "Alice Aycock […] bases her forms on the logic of the imagination. […] Aycock revels in conjuring the past. The rich associative content of her sculpture is often nurtured by fanciful titles and accompanying texts that refer to history,...
    • 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...
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