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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Boxes; Geometry

    • "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...
    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Philosophers; People associated with education & communication; Clothing & dress; Beards; Mustaches

    • "This effigy of the august man of letters was inspired by portraits of Greek philosophers from the fourth and third centuries B.C., but it remains true to the art of the Antonine portrait in its attempts to convey sensitivity and...
    • 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',...
    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Italia d'oro (Golden Italy).

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Maps; Industrialization; Industry; Economic & social conditions; Social aspects; Industrial arbitration; Social classes; Wealth; Poverty; Economic & industrial aspects

    • "Fabro made his first sculpture in the Italia series in 1968. Dozens of variations followed in subsequent years. Another theme established in 1968 was that of 'Feet'. This involved the artist in producing a series of bizarre sculptural...
    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], Piero Manzoni with Merda d'Artista.

    • Merda d'Artista [Artist's Shit], Piero Manzoni with Merda d'Artista.

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Advertisements; Advertising; Selling; Commercialism; Commerce; Business & finance; Business enterprises; Industry; Puns (Visual works); Products; Art objects; Feces; Bodily functions; Cans; Containers; Men;...

    • The Artist [Piero Manzoni ] with 'Merda d'artista' [Artist's Shit], at Angli Shirt Factory, Herning, Denmark, 1961. "This provocative image of Manzoni with one of his cans of excrement could be seen as a rejoinder to photographic images of...
    • Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March, 1960.

    • Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March, 1960.

    • Performance art; Performances; Painting; Body painting; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Artists; Men; Dandies; Women; Nudes; Audiences; Spectators; Orchestras; Music ensembles; Musicians; Sitting; Musical instruments; Clothing & dress; Suits...

    • "This performance exemplifies Klein's participation in the masculinist tradition of the dandy. The self-contained male, renouncing biological productivity (symbolized by the 'fecundity' of the paint-covered women launching themselves at...
    • Given: 1. The Waterfall/ 2. The Illuminating Gas.

    • Given: 1. The Waterfall/ 2. The Illuminating Gas.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Women; Nudes; Nudism; Light; Lighting; Gas-lighting; Lamps; Luminescent works; Trees; Plants; Forests; Landscapes (Representations); Lakes & ponds; Bodies of water; Waterfalls

    • Mixed media assemblage including: an old wooden door, black velvet, bricks, wooden table, leather stretched over an armature of metal and other material to form a female nude, human hair, gas lamp (bec Auer type), twigs, aluminum, iron, glass,...
    • Composition 8.

    • Composition 8.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Geometry; Colors

    • "Vassily Kandinsky was a prominent member of the Bauhaus faculty from 1922, and he remained until 1933, when it was closed by the Nazis. His paintings of that period reflect the geometric angularity he espoused as part of the Russian...
    • Diego and I.

    • Diego and I.

    • Women; Men; Spouses; Couples; Heads (Anatomy); Hairstyles; Eyes; Marriage; Relations between the sexes; Crying; Mental states; Pain

    • "An obsessive self-portraitist, Kahlo reveled in her distinctive features - heavy, continuous eyebrows, piercing gaze, shadowy mustache, small but ripe, cherry-red mouth, massive dark hair braided like a halo in the traditional Mexican style....
    • Doryphoros (Spear Bearer), front view.

    • Doryphoros (Spear Bearer), front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Athletes; People associated with entertainment & sports; Warriors; Nudes; Muscles; Genitals; Hairstyles; Reproductions

    • Roman marble copy from Pompeii, Italy, after a Greek bronze original of ca. 450-440 BCE. "One of the most frequently copied Greek statues was the Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) by Polykleitos, a work that epitomizes the intellectual rigor of...
    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Sculpture; Coins; Money; Medals; Jewelry; Necklaces; Goldwork; Metalwork; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with...

    • "In this medallion, a gold coin is set within the center of a gold disc. A ring for hanging it projects from the top. The coin is a double solidus with an imperial effigy on the front [...]. In bust view, the emperor is seen in left profile,...
    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Men; Hairstyles; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Leaves; Symbols

    • "[…] this portrait probably came from the forum's Augusteum (a shrine dedicated to the imperial family). […] In this portrait, the hair is combed forward, with short bangs over the forehead, formed by straight and regularly laid locks that...
    • Caligula, front view.

    • Caligula, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Men; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Sitting

    • Discovered in Rome on the Aventine Hill. "In this portrait, Caligula is shown seated. The body does not correspond to the head, which was subjected to numerous repairs over the course of the nineteenth century, when it was part of the Campana...
    • Babylon in 6th century BCE, reconstruction drawing.

    • Babylon in 6th century BCE, reconstruction drawing.

    • Architecture; Cities & towns; Buildings; Gates; City walls; Walls; Arches; Towers; Battlements; Facades; Religious facilities; Castles & palaces; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Houses; Roofs; Architectural elements; Gardens; Trees;...

    • "In this view, the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, with its famous Hanging Gardens, can be seen just behind and to the right of the Ishtar Gate, to the west of the Processional Way. The Marduk Ziggurat looms up in the far distance on the east...
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