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    • Sky Window.

    • Sky Window.

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Architectural elements; Ceilings; Windows; Skylights; Light; Lighting

    • "While producing works like this, Turrell also embarked on a major project in 1972 which involved purchasing, and subsequently modifying, an extinct volcanic crater located in northern Arizona. This 'Roden Crater' project has connections with...
    • Funerary relief with portraits of the Servilii, from Rome, Italy.

    • Funerary relief with portraits of the Servilii, from Rome, Italy.

    • Sculpture; Architectural sculpture; Memorial works; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Bas-reliefs; Portraits; Families; Men; Women; Couples; Spouses; Fathers; Mothers; Children; Boys; Youth; Slaves; Servants; Women domestics; Working class;...

    • "The father (pater in the epitaph) was the libertus of Quintus Servilius (Q.L.) and took his patron’s name upon manumission (gaining freedom). His wife (uxor) was formerly a slave of a woman named Sempronia. She too assumed her patron’s...
    • Augustus as Supreme Pontiff, front view.

    • Augustus as Supreme Pontiff, front view.

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

    • "This portrait of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. - 14 A.D.) is a fragment of a full-length statue that was recarved into a bust and then set on an architectural element taken from another source. The chin, nose, and arch of the right eyebrow are...
    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Still Life with Chair Caning.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Collages; Mixed media; Chairs; Furniture; Seating furniture; Wicker furniture; Textures; Ropes; Borders (Ornament areas)

    • Oil and pasted oilcloth on canvas, surrounded with rope; "Eager to recover other aspects of reality - positive color and texture, for instance - and increase the legibility of his pictures, without resorting to the outmoded conventions of...
    • 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,...
    • Wave Rock.

    • Wave Rock.

    • Sculpture; Poetry; Language; Lettering (Layout features); Graphic design; Inscriptions; Landscapes (Representations); Seascapes; Bodies of water; Boats; Vessels; Vehicles; Light

    • "Alongside his own production of visual poetry, which took the form of silkscreen prints as well as inscribed objects, Finlay was significant for his involvement in the 'small press' publishing activities associated with the alternative poetry...
    • 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."...
    • 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...
    • Car Crash.

    • Car Crash.

    • Performance art; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Accidents; Automobiles; Death; Writing; Artists; Men; Spectators; Audiences; Sitting; Standing; Costumes; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Neckties; Neckwear; Eyeglasses

    • "In a darkened room, Dine, acting the part of 'car' in a silver-sprayed cap and raincoat, swerved to avoid 'hits' from the raking 'headlights' attached to fellow performers. The lights went on and off amid clatterings and amplified collision...
    • 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...
    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Posters; Billboard posters; Billboards; Prints; Lithographs; Planographic prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Exhibition posters; Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Motion pictures; Erotic films; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust;...

    • Lithograph billboard poster. "Koons followed up this poster with a series of explicit, human-scale, photo-based 'paintings' of the couple having sex. Characteristically, Koons asserted that his concerns were far removed from pornography. He...
    • Made in Heaven.

    • Made in Heaven.

    • Posters; Billboard posters; Billboards; Prints; Lithographs; Planographic prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Exhibition posters; Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Motion pictures; Erotic films; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust;...

    • Lithograph billboard poster. "Koons followed up this poster with a series of explicit, human-scale, photo-based 'paintings' of the couple having sex. Characteristically, Koons asserted that his concerns were far removed from pornography. He...
    • School of Athens.

    • School of Athens.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Abstract drawings; Drawings; Pencil works; Crayon drawings; Mixed media; Allusions; Graffiti

    • Oil, house paint, crayon, and pencil on canvas. "The classical setting and celebration of intellectual probity evoked in the title's reference to Raphael's School of Athens (c.1510-12, Vatican, Rome) are offset by markings evoking bodily...
    • Untitled [Horses].

    • Untitled [Horses].

    • Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Galleries (Display spaces); Galleries & museums; Exhibition facilities; Exhibition buildings; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Symbols; Economics; Colors; Power (Social sciences); Horses; Animals

    • "Carried out partly to confront the economic interests on which galleries are based, this installation took place over a three-day period. The artist chose horses of various breeds and colors, associating them symbolically with energy and...
    • Murnau - View from the Window of the Griesbräu.

    • Murnau - View from the Window of the Griesbräu.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Cityscapes; Cities & towns; Villages; Streets; Roads; Architecture; Buildings; Facades; Architectural elements; Walls; Roofs; Windows; Mountains

    • Notes from catalog entry, p. 603: GMS 34; Roethel and Benjamin assigned the title Johannisstrasse from a Window of the Griesbräu which specifies the view from Kandinsky's room on an upper floor; "Kandinsky painted the view from the window of...
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