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    • Zliten mosaic, gladiatorial scenes.

    • Zliten mosaic, gladiatorial scenes.

    • Mosaics; Entertaining; Entertainment; Games; Contests; Sports; Fighting; Men; Athletes; Gladiators; Referees; Sports officiating; Gestures; Surrenders; Locomotion; Human locomotion; Wounds & injuries; Blood; Clothing & dress; Sport clothes;...

    • “Gladiatorial scenes from the Zliten mosaic. The upper scene shows, on the far left, a retiarius wearing a shoulder shield (galerus) and arm guard (manica). He has been disarmed and wounded by a secutor and is holding up a finger in a plea for...
    • 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,...
    • Sarcophagus of a consul(?), from Acilia, Italy.

    • Sarcophagus of a consul(?), from Acilia, Italy.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Ceremonial objects; Parades & processions; Rites & ceremonies; Men; Women; Boys; Youth; Teenagers; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Headbands (Headgear); Headgear;...

    • “One of the finest – and most controversial – works of third-century relief sculpture is the fragmentary sarcophagus found at Acilia, near Rome. It is an example of a later form of Roman coffin that art historians call the lenos (bathtub)...
    • Sanctuary of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, aerial view.

    • Sanctuary of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, aerial view.

    • Architecture; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Buildings; Temples; Religious facilities; Facades; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Columns; Colonnades; Podiums; Plazas; Courtyards; Gates; Walls; Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Bird's-eye...

    • “The first part of the project, which began perhaps as early as Augustus, was a grandiose temple to Jupiter; an inscription suggests it was completed by 60 CE. The Jupiter temple is a typical example of the compromise between Greek and Roman...
    • The Death of Bara.

    • The Death of Bara.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • The Death of Bara, detail, head.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Storytelling; Death; Revolutions; Children; Boys; Teenagers; Youth; Revolutionaries; Spies; Nudes; Details

    • “The following year, the heroes of the day were children. David was asked to paint Joseph Bara, the drummer who chose to die rather than shout ‘Vive le roi!’, and the young Provençal Agricol Viala. Of these two projects, one unfinished...
    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Education--Appalachian Region; Education--Kentucky; Kentucky--Social life and customs; Rural schools--Kentucky--History; Oneida Baptist Institute;...

    • 665 items from Louisville native Claude C. Matlack (1878-1944), an amateur photographer who, working as an engineer for his family's plumbing business, happened to capture on film the formative years of a settlement school built by feuding...
    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius, front panel.

    • Sculpture; Sarcophagi; Coffins; Death & burial; Containers; Monuments & memorials; Memorial works; Inscriptions; Human life cycle; Childhood & youth; Domestic life; Child rearing; Breast feeding; Feeding; Lifting & carrying; Riding;...

    • "[…] this child's sarcophagus has been reassembled from many fragments. The front panel is, however, in fairly good condition, with a few missing pieces reconstructed from Carrara marble. […] This sarcophagus is among the earliest of the...
    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Men; Hairstyles; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Leaves; Symbols

    • "[…] this portrait probably came from the forum's Augusteum (a shrine dedicated to the imperial family). […] In this portrait, the hair is combed forward, with short bangs over the forehead, formed by straight and regularly laid locks that...
    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Ocean: 7 Steps #1, detail.

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Bodies of water; Nature; Details

    • "[…] Vija Celmins uses nature as a starting point. In her re-creations of the heavens and earth, Celmins prods the viewer into an expanded awareness of both her sources and the process of artistic vision. […] In 1968 Celmins's preferred...
    • The Old Age of William Tell.

    • The Old Age of William Tell.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Allusions; Symbols; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Anxiety; Lust; Nudes; Men; Women; Couples; Older people; Beards; Breasts; Backs (Anatomy); Animals; Wild cats; Lions; Shadows; Bedsheets

    • "Action behind the sheet, in the presence of the ubiquitous lion. Dali said the painting referred to his and Gala's repudiation by his father. There are allusions to Gala's operation, which Dali feared might be fatal." (Caption);...
    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Untitled (Shanty).

    • Sculpture; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Huts; Shelters; Housing; Architectural elements; Walls; Doors & doorways; Wheels

    • "Alice Aycock […] bases her forms on the logic of the imagination. […] Aycock revels in conjuring the past. The rich associative content of her sculpture is often nurtured by fanciful titles and accompanying texts that refer to history,...
    • Portrait of a German Officer.

    • Portrait of a German Officer.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Memorial works; Military officers; Military personnel; Symbols; Militarism; Friendship; Standards (Identifying artifacts); Military standards; Flags; Crosses; Military decorations; Awards; Emblems; Insignia; Badges;...

    • "Although one could read this image in the general context of wartime militarism, elements in the painting did have personal significance for Hartley; in particular, it includes references to his friend, Lieutenant Karl von Freyberg, with whom...
    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • The Ultimate Anxiety.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Marines (Visual works); Seascapes; Landscapes (Representations); Rites & ceremonies; Harbors; Bodies of water; Ships; Boats; Sailing ships; Galleys (Ships); Vessels; Sailing; Gondolas; Rowboats; Vehicles; Railroad...

    • "Although resident in America, Morley was the first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984. Funded by the 'Patrons of New Art' affiliated to London's Tate Gallery, this prize was subsequently awarded annually for 'outstanding contributions' to...
    • Talking.

    • Talking.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Arms (Anatomy); Hands; Fingers; Body parts; Clocks & watches; Cigarettes; Smoking; Smoke; Worry

    • "As in certain paintings by Francis Bacon, existential givens were made stubbornly palpable in Guston's pictures. Recurrent images such as a head with a single wide-open eye, wrist-watches, bare light-bulbs, or cigarette butts spoke of bouts...
    • Arky Brewer.

    • Arky Brewer.

    • Women; Older people; Chairs; Log cabins; Portrait photographs

    • "Aunt" Arky Brewer sits outside her cabin. "Aunt" Arky was married to George Brewer, a Civil War veteran and preacher, who ran a steam mill on the Brewer Branch. Handwritten on bottom border: 515. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Columns series, Right Sword, Left Garland.

    • Montages; Photographs; Motion study photographs; Patterns (Design elements); Men; Women; Clothing & dress; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Skulls; Crosses; Flags; Symbols; Power (Social sciences)

    • "Between 1970 and 1987 Zofia Kulik carried out performances in her native Poland with fellow artist Przenyslaw Kwick. Her more recent photographic works contain a 'time-based' aspect in that, rather than constituting montages made up from...
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