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    • Painted Stoa, Agora, Athens, Greece, reconstruction.

    • Painted Stoa, Agora, Athens, Greece, reconstruction.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Social & civic facilities; Covered walks; Galleries (Display spaces); Reconstructions; Conjectural works; Drawings; Architectural drawings; Illustrations; Interiors; Walls; Paintings; Shields; Armor; Architectural...

    • “This stoa received its name (poikile, ‘painted’) from the series of large paintings which decorated its walls. These were painted on wooden panels by the three great Athenian painters of the day, Polygnotus, Micon and Panaenus. The paintings...
    • Kate Matthews (1870-1956) Collection

    • Kate Matthews (1870-1956) Collection

    • Art and photography; Johnston, Annie F. (Annie Fellows), 1863-1931. Little Colonel series; Pewee Valley (Ky.)--Social life and customs--Pictorial works; Photograph albums; Portrait photographs; Tableaux; Upper class families--Kentucky--Pewee...

    • 431 items by pioneering woman photographer Kate Matthews, of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Best known for her photographs depicting characters in the Little Colonel series of children's books written by her friend and neighbor Annie Fellows Johnston,...
    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Bodies of water; Nature; Details

    • "[…] Vija Celmins uses nature as a starting point. In her re-creations of the heavens and earth, Celmins prods the viewer into an expanded awareness of both her sources and the process of artistic vision. […] In 1968 Celmins's preferred...
    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala.

    • Illustrations; Periodical illustrations; Drawings; Ink drawings; Collages; Cartoons (Commentary); Editorial cartoons; Political cartoons; Satires (Visual works); Politics & government; Art; Capitalism; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Supernatural...

    • "Ad Reinhardt's satirical cartoons, which contrasted sharply with his practice as a painter, dated back to the 1930s and 1940s. His strong Communist sympathies during that period had informed a series of cartoons for left-wing journals. By the...
    • 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...
    • Cremaster 4, film still from video.

    • Cremaster 4, film still from video.

    • Film stills; Motion pictures; Video recording; Storytelling; Fantasy; Myths; Science fiction; Metamorphosis; Supernatural; Supernatural beings; Heroes; Dandies; Men; Ears; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Corsages

    • "Here the artist aspires to a metamorphosis which hints partly at mythology, partly at science fiction. However, with mock pathos, Barney's floppy ears and dual kiss-curls inadequately match up to the four horns of the ram which the video's...
    • Accession II.

    • Accession II.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Metalwork; Boxes; Containers; Interiors

    • "Hesse produced a series of versions of this sculpture during 1967-8. They set up an interesting dialogue with [Donald] Judd's frequent exposure of the interiors of his 'boxes'. They also respond obliquely to an iconographic tradition 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,...
    • Villa Imperiale, Pompeii, Italy, interior view, oecus (A).

    • Villa Imperiale, Pompeii, Italy, interior view, oecus (A).

    • Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Reception rooms; Salons (Social spaces); Architectural elements; Structural elements; Ceilings; Arches; Vaults (Architecture); Barrel ceilings;...

    • "It was built illegally by private interests in the last decade of the first century B.C. [...]. Renovated in the Fourth Style after the earthquake of 62 A.D. [...]." (p.122); “The oecus is a rectangular vaulted hall six meters wide by...
    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Inflammatory Essays, page detail.

    • Prints; Broadsides; Broadsides; Advertisements; Advertising; Language; Communication; Communication devices; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks

    • "Jenny Holzer extended the use of language in art to another dimension by presenting words alone; for the viewer, looking and reading became one and the same act. […] In graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design in the mid-1970s,...
    • Numbers.

    • Numbers.

    • Drawings; Numerals

    • "Johns used letters or numbers as a means of reintroducing the signifiers of a collective sign system into a Modernist 'field' previously answerable to subjective judgments of taste. The textures in his drawings in particular are subtly...
    • The Migration of the Negro series, No. 49.

    • The Migration of the Negro series, No. 49.

    • Paintings; Tempera paintings; Storytelling; Vignettes; History; Discrimination; Racism; Segregation; Political issues; Social aspects; Interpersonal relations; Social classes; Economic & social conditions; Social life; Cost & standard of...

    • "No. 49 of this series bears the caption 'They also found discrimination in the North although it was much different from that which they had known in the South.'" (Excerpt, Kleiner, p.1067)
    • Lectern Sentinel.

    • Lectern Sentinel.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works

    • "Smith's series of Sentinel sculptures, which were begun in 1956, were placed in the landscape surrounding his studio at Bolton Landing in upstate New York. Given their clear figurative associations they appeared to 'survey' or 'guard' the...
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