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    • 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...
    • I-Box.

    • I-Box.

    • Sculpture; Puns (Visual works); Sex; Genitals; Nudes; Nudism; Voyeurism; Photographs; Men; Artists; Sculptors; Posing; Boxes; Doors & doorways; Initials

    • "Here Morris presented a small rectangular structure with a door shaped as a letter 'I'. When opened the door gave on to a photograph of the artist, his phallus rhyming with the "I" connotative both of the viewers looking (eye) and...
    • Oral history interview with Goldie Beckett.

    • Oral history interview with Goldie Beckett.

    • Undertakers and undertaking; Business people; African American businesspeople; Politicians; African American politicians; Discrimination in public accommodations; Segregation--Law and legislation; Discrimination in employment; African...

    • Oral history interview with Goldie Winstead Beckett, conducted on September 12, 1978 by Ken Chumbley. In this interview, Mrs. Beckett discusses her life as well as her husband’s experiences as alderman in the city of Louisville in the late 1940s...
    • Jno. W. Barr.

    • Jno. W. Barr.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Municipal officials; Portraits

    • John W. Barr was born in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1826. He prepared for the bar at Transylvania University at Lexington, graduating in 1847. He started a law office in Versailles, but later relocated to Louisville where he soon established a...
    • Wm. L. Dulaney.

    • Wm. L. Dulaney.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Municipal officials; Portraits

    • William LeRoy Dulaney was born in York, Ill., in 1838. He attended Centre College, graduating in1857. He read law under Judge W.V. Loving and was admitted to the bar in 1860. He served as city attorney of Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1860 but joined...
    • D.B. Redwine.

    • D.B. Redwine.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits

    • David Bowling Redwine was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky, in 1855. He read law and was licensed to practice law and established a practice Jackson, Kentucky. He entered public life as a representative of the Breathitt County area in the...
    • John F. Hager.

    • John F. Hager.

    • Lawyers; Municipal officials; Portraits

    • John Franklin Hager was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on March 16, 1853. His family moved to Ashland, Kentucky, in 1864, and he was educated in the public schools and at Ashlands Beech Grove Academy. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and...
    • Gen. Robert C. Schenck, U.S.A.

    • Gen. Robert C. Schenck, U.S.A.

    • Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Generals--American--1860-1870; Generals; Military uniforms; Military officers

    • Portrait of Robert Cumming Schenck (1809-1890), who was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers in the Union Army of the United States Civil War. He was promoted to major general in 1862. Postwar he was elected to the 38th Congress and served...
    • Happy Chandler and family, Versailles, Kentucky.

    • Happy Chandler and family, Versailles, Kentucky.

    • Governors; Government officials; Group portraits; Family; Houses; Dwellings; Swimming pools; Bathing suits; Summer

    • Albert B. "Happy" Chandler with wife Mildred Watkins Chandler and children Mimi, Ben, and Dan beside pool at rear of their home in Versailles, Kentucky. Happy Chandler was governor of Kentucky two separate terms, from 1935 to1939 and...
    • Council of Convenience.

    • Council of Convenience.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Christianity; Crosses; Symbols

    • “Here, the artist blends elements of color into shapes and forms to explore salvation and the terms under which his winged and hooded figure, manipulating a marionette whose actions are predicated under the guise of Christianity, delivers it. His...
    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

    • Vir Heroicus Sublimis.

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

    • "The assertive flatness of the implacable field of red is emphasized by the linear vertical 'zips'. Rather than functioning as 'drawing' within space, these reinforce and delimit the space as a whole. White 'zips' in Newman's works also evoke...
    • 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,...
    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Sculpture; Allusions; Chemistry; Science; Interpersonal relations; Social science; Sociology; Utopias

    • "The work consisted of a triangular gauze filter stretched across a corner into which lumps of fat had been packed. Apart from alluding to physical metamorphoses brought about via osmosis, processes of refinement and purification were evoked....
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