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    • 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...
    • 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."...
    • House.

    • House.

    • Sculpture; Houses; Row houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Walls; Symbols; Neighborhoods; Working class; Demolition

    • "Rachel Whiteread's House revived a taste for outrage previously brought to the fore in Britain by the Tate Bricks saga. Before its completion in October 1993 it had attracted little press interest. In November of that year, however, a...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Palette of King Narmer, back (left), front (right).

    • Palette of King Narmer, back (left), front (right).

    • Sculpture; Bas-reliefs; Plaques; Storytelling; History; Inscriptions; Hieroglyphics; Writing systems; Names; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Homicides; Decapitations; Men; Kings; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Heroes; Enemies;...

    • From Hierakonpolis, Egypt. "In Predynastic times, Egypt was divided geographically and politically into Upper Egypt (the southern, upstream part of the Nile Valley), a narrow tract of grassland that encouraged hunting, and Lower (northern)...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Vagina Painting.

    • Vagina Painting.

    • Performance art; Performances; Women; Artists; Painting; Brooms & brushes; Blood; Bodily functions; Anatomy; Genitals; Human body

    • "Retrospectively this performance reads as a proto-feminist riposte to Yves Klein's usurpation of the female 'trace' of five years earlier [Anthropometries of the Blue Age, performance, 9 March 1960]." (Caption, p.105); "[…] Fluxus...
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