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    • 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);...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Great Masturbator.

    • The Great Masturbator.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Fantasy; Lust; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Standing; Hugging; Body parts; Genitals; Heads (Anatomy); Legs; Animals; Lions; Wild cats; Tongues; Ants;...

    • "To the right of the photograph [referring to the photograph in Dali's painting The First Days of Spring, 1929] we find the first appearance of an icon soon to proliferate in Dali's work: a waxy-complexioned head with closed eyes, long...
    • The First Days of Spring.

    • The First Days of Spring.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Collages; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Psychotherapy; Psychiatry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Solitude; Loneliness; Spring; Men; Women; Children; Girls; Older people; Fathers; Couples;...

    • "The First Days of Spring inaugurated a series of works in which, determined to be more Surrealist than the Surrealists themselves, Dali elaborated a symbolic language for delineating, with microscopic precision, his erotic obsessions. It...
    • New swimming pool at Rose Island, 1929.

    • New swimming pool at Rose Island, 1929.

    • Swimming pools; Swimmers; Bathing suits; Amusement parks; People

    • This scene shows the new swimming pool installed at Rose Island in Indiana. In this photo, several young men are in the pool playing with two buoys and balancing on a circular object. The men's swimming suits come up over their chests. Young women...
    • Salome Dancing Before Herod.

    • Salome Dancing Before Herod.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Myths; Legends; Biblical events; Women; Dancers; Mothers; Fathers; Spouses; Couples; Families; Men; Rulers; Upper class; Older people; Executioners; Beards; Clothing & dress; Veils; Headgear; Jewelry;...

    • “Moreau has rendered Salome as an enchantress, the archetypal femme fatale who seduces Herod into performing her will. Moreau was very careful to avoid endowing the figure of Herod with any magisterial dignity but rather shows him as an old man,...
    • Garden fancies.

    • Garden fancies.

    • Tableaux; Gardens; Painting; Teenagers; Flowers

    • In "The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding" (1907), Katie Marks photographs Lloyd Sherman, Leland Harcourt, and other characters posing in a series of pictures based on Robert Browning's "Garden Fancies." Although not...
    • Playhouse, University of Lousiville, circa 1977.

    • Playhouse, University of Lousiville, circa 1977.

    • Theaters; Covered walks; University of Louisville--Buildings; Buildings;

    • Playhouse in its former location on Belknap Campus. A covered sidewalk, known as Garth Walk, lines the north side of the Playhouse. Note on back: "Playhouse -- OLD location. Belknap Theatre 1/77 [?]" Originally built as a chapel for the...
    • Star Theater, west side 4th north of Jefferson, 1920s.

    • Star Theater, west side 4th north of Jefferson, 1920s.

    • Theaters; Motion picture theaters; Cultural facilities; Buildings; Signs (Notices); Advertisements

    • Movie posters adorn entrance to Louisville, Kentucky's Star Theater, along with advertisements for prices and snacks available. Attached to bottom of mounted print: "R.G. Potter Collection; Star Theater, west side of 4th north of Jefferson,...
    • Playhouse, University of Louisville, circa 1930s.

    • Playhouse, University of Louisville, circa 1930s.

    • Theaters; University of Louisville--Buildings; Buildings;

    • Playhouse on the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville, with trees in the foreground. Originally built as a chapel for the Louisville Industrial House of Reform, it was purchased by the University of Louisville, circa 1923, as part of its...
    • Playhouse, University of Louisville, circa 1930s.

    • Playhouse, University of Louisville, circa 1930s.

    • Theaters; University of Louisville--Buildings; Buildings;

    • Playhouse in its former location on Belknap Campus, with trees in the foreground. Originally built as a chapel for the Louisville Industrial House of Reform, it was purchased by the University of Louisville, circa 1923, as part of its acquisition...
    • Playhouse, University of Lousiville, circa 1930s.

    • Playhouse, University of Lousiville, circa 1930s.

    • Theaters; University of Louisville--Buildings; Buildings;

    • Playhouse in its former location on Belknap Campus, seen from across a sidewalk. Originally built as a chapel for the Louisville Industrial House of Reform, it was purchased by the University of Louisville, circa 1923, as part of its acquisition of...
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