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    • Shake Hands?

    • Shake Hands?

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Women; Adults; Cooks; Cookery; Domestic life; Standing; Gestures; Smiling; Teeth; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Patterns (Design elements); Neckwear; Aprons; Hairstyles; Rooms & spaces; Kitchens; Interiors; Tables;...

    • Oil on canvas with arched top.
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures; Details

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Bojewyan Farms.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Agriculture; Agricultural productivity; Croplands; Farms; Farming; Economics; Economic & social conditions; Landscapes (Representations); Villages; Coastlines; Animals

    • "Bojewyan is a small village near St. Just in Cornwall, England. At the time of the painting local farmsteads were falling empty because they were uneconomic. Lanyon saw this as a serious threat to the region. His painting contains hints of a...
    • Board of Demented Associations (Fireworks).

    • Board of Demented Associations (Fireworks).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Lust; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Human body; Body parts; Women; Men; Portraits; Self-portraits; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Footwear; Shoes; Keys (Hardware); Fireworks; Firecrackers; Explosives;...

    • "The dedication reads 'Painted for Paul Éluard by his friend Salvador Dalí'. Éluard, who enjoyed his erotica as much as Dali, must have been impressed by this tour de force." (Caption); "One of his earliest ventures was Board of...
    • 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...
    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of her Own Chastity.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Erotica; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Buttocks; Breasts; Shoes; Footwear; Horns (Animal); Clouds; Walls; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Railings; Shadows; Artists' signatures

    • "Dali prided himself on being the world's greatest ever painter of the female posterior." (Caption); "It was probably early in 1950 that Emmanuel Looten, a little-known Flemish poet, had made Dali the unexpected and 'gelatinous' gift...
    • 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...
    • Taking Stock (Unfinished).

    • Taking Stock (Unfinished).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Allegorical paintings; Allegories; Symbols; Irony; Allusions; Politics & government; Economic & political systems; Economics; Political elections; Political campaigns; Rooms & spaces;...

    • "In this painting Haacke's use of allegorical detail has an ironic air of academic exactitude. For instance, the marble sculpture of Pandora, pointedly placed on the Victorian table next to Margaret Thatcher, is based on one produced in 1890...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Wedge of Chastity.

    • Wedge of Chastity.

    • Sculpture; Plasterwork; Inscriptions

    • Sculpture of two interlocking parts, galvanized plaster for the wedge and dental plastic for the base; The following descriptive notes are from: Schwarz, Arturo. The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp. 2nd rev. ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1970,...
    • 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)...
    • 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,...
    • Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece, aerial view from southeast.

    • Palace of Knossos, Crete, Greece, aerial view from southeast.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Castles & palaces; Houses; Residential facilities; Dwellings; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Architectural elements; Roofs; Walls; Courtyards; Stairways; Trees; Plants; Tourists; Sightseers; Aerial photographs; Aerial...

    • "The Central Court is surrounded by ceremonial areas on the west (top left) with the storage magazines beyond bordering the West Court. On the east side (lower right), the Residential Quarter rises two stories to the level of the Central...
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