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    • 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."...
    • Galarina.

    • Galarina.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Breasts; Clothing & dress; Shirts; Jewelry; Rings; Bracelets; Hairstyles

    • "Perhaps Dali's most honest appraisal of his Muse." (Caption); "[Dali] told his family about the portrait of Gala on which he had been working every day for six months. It was painted 'like a Vermeer', and everyone who saw it was...
    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Catholicism; Christianity; Women; Spouses; Mothers; Saints; Children; Infants; People associated with religion; Sitting; Floating; Prayer; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture;...

    • First version; "Dali's atomic variation on the Assumption, with Gala as tutelary goddess of Port Lligat." (Caption); Dali's first 'religious painting', designed to ingratiate himself with Church and State, was The Madonna of Port Lligat,...
    • Urn of a young soldier.

    • Urn of a young soldier.

    • Sculpture; Urns; Death & burial; Containers; Soldiers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Death & burial; Friezes (Ornamental bands); Cartouches; Pediments; Tympana; Architectural elements; Inscriptions; Names;...

    • "The front of this rectangular urn is decorated with two friezes of hearts and darts. Smooth strips frame the decoration along the top and bottom rims and emphasize the container's shape. The central surface of such objects was inscribed. This...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Untitled, detail.

    • Untitled, detail.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants; Details

    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Performance art; Signs (Notices); Stripes; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Walking; Automobiles; Vehicles; Sidewalks; Trees; Plants

    • "This is an early example of Buren's use of stripe motifs in a public context. He has continued the practice to the present. For instance, in 1997 in Munster, Germany, his contribution to a festival of site-specific sculpture consisted of...
    • Loop My Loop.

    • Loop My Loop.

    • Sculpture; Photographs; Mixed media; Allusions; Symbols; Hair; Body parts; Animals

    • "In the decade before her premature death in 1996, Chadwick developed an iconography which has links with the thought of Georges Bataille […] In Nostalgie de la Boue (1990) two rounded cibachrome transparencies were hung one above the other....
    • Hand Catching Lead, film still.

    • Hand Catching Lead, film still.

    • Film stills; Motion pictures; Processes & techniques; Time; Falling; Metals; Hands; Fingers; Body parts; Locomotion; Human locomotion

    • "This 3-minute 30-second film, like others produced by Serra in the same year, related to a famous 'verb list' which he compiled in 1967-8. The verb involved in this instance is 'to grasp' but the list also included 'to roll, to crease, 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...
    • Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

    • Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Allegorical paintings; Allegories; Human life cycle; Indigenous peoples; Men; Women; Adults; Older people; Children; Youth; Girls; Infants; Nudes; Breasts; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Bracelets; Jewelry;...

    • "Where Do We Come From? offers a flowing composition divided into three main figure groupings set in a jungle clearing with the sea in the background. In the center a Polynesian Eve, reminiscent of Botticelli's Giuliano de' Medici in the...
    • Marcus Aurelius, front view.

    • Marcus Aurelius, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; Men; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Fasteners; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches

    • Discovered at Acqua Traversa (near Rome), 1674. "This bust, in nearly perfect condition, is characterized by the contrast between the light and brilliant skin of the face and the dark mass of hair, covered with concretions. Numerous grooves...
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