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    • Katie on Sofa.

    • Katie on Sofa.

    • Paintings; Girls; Leisure; Sitting; Domestic life; Clothing & dress; Furniture; Furnishings; Seating furniture; Sofas; Couches; Pillows; Upholstery; Chairs; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Interiors; Rooms...

    • "Within the same generation as the Expressionist [Alice] Neel was the rather Post-Impressionist Fairfield Porter, who painted radiant, grandly composed intimist pictures that, albeit thoroughly American, seem aesthetically and spiritually at...
    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Flower in the Wind.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Abstract drawings; Drawings; Pencil works

    • "In her consistent use of grids Agnes Martin participated in a tradition in twentieth-century art stretching from the Cubists and Mondrian to her Minimalist contemporaries. The grid was a non-hierarchical and non-referential structure. It...
    • The First Days of Spring.

    • The First Days of Spring.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Collages; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Psychotherapy; Psychiatry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Solitude; Loneliness; Spring; Men; Women; Children; Girls; Older people; Fathers; Couples;...

    • "The First Days of Spring inaugurated a series of works in which, determined to be more Surrealist than the Surrealists themselves, Dali elaborated a symbolic language for delineating, with microscopic precision, his erotic obsessions. It...
    • 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....
    • How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You?

    • How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You?

    • Textiles; Clothing & dress; Pluralism (Social sciences); Ethnic groups; Imperialism; Cultural relations; Acculturation; Dresses; Women; Patterns (Design elements); Mannequins; Backs (Anatomy)

    • Installation of three costumes of wax-print cotton textiles tailored by Sian Lewis; "This work by Shonibare consists of three clothed mannequins standing on a low platform. Their stiff postures and high Victorian dresses, complete with...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Metalwork

    • Galvanized steel and concrete. "Deacon's organically related forms often derive from sources in the Bible, poetry, fairy stories, and figures of speech. In the two versions of the laminated wood sculpture For Those Who Have Ears (1982-3), for...
    • Le Metafisyx.

    • Le Metafisyx.

    • Paintings; Mixed media; Women; Nudes; Beauty; Aesthetics; Body image; Human body; Body parts

    • Corps de Dames series, 1950; "Child art, which had been a major source of interest for early twentieth-century modernists such as Joan Miró or Paul Klee, was a source here. This was annexed to an adult desire to recover primordial fantasies...
    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Atomic and Uranian Melancholic Idyll.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Symbols; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Nuclear war; Nuclear weapons; Atomic bombs; Atoms; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Baseball players; Baseball umpires; Athletes; People associated with...

    • "The atom bomb was good news for Dali's commercial art." (Caption); "The New York Times reviewer of the Sentimental Colloquy had said correctly that Dali's 'Surrealist' paintings were now executed according to a mere formula. That...
    • Galarina.

    • Galarina.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portrait paintings; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Breasts; Clothing & dress; Shirts; Jewelry; Rings; Bracelets; Hairstyles

    • "Perhaps Dali's most honest appraisal of his Muse." (Caption); "[Dali] told his family about the portrait of Gala on which he had been working every day for six months. It was painted 'like a Vermeer', and everyone who saw it was...
    • The Great Paranoiac.

    • The Great Paranoiac.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Optical illusions; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Lust; Sex; Men; Women; Fathers; Nudes; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Rocks

    • "The painting belonged to Edward James. Surely one of Dali's finest double images." (Caption); "Dali said that The Great Paranoiac had been conceived after a discussion with Josep María Sert about Arcimboldo, and that the...
    • 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);...
    • Still Life (Syphon and Bottle of Rum).

    • Still Life (Syphon and Bottle of Rum).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Still life paintings; Still lifes; Bottles; Containers; Alcoholic beverages; Beverages; Fruit; Pears; Food

    • "One of the paintings given by Dali to Lorca [Federico García Lorca]." (Caption); Of the Cubist paintings, one in particular, Still Life (1924) - also known as Syphon and Bottle of Rum- riveted the attention of public and critics alike....
    • At the Moulin Rouge.

    • At the Moulin Rouge.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portraits; Portrait paintings; Self-portraits; Group portraits; Men; Women; Artists; Painters (Artists); Draftspersons; Critics; Collectors; Art collectors; Authors; Photographers; Dancers; Entertainers; People associated...

    • "Even the question of whom it represents involves a degree of controversy. Lautrec and his cousin Tapie de Celeyran are shown walking across the rear space, having passed La Goulue who adjusts her hair in a mirror. Joyant identified the...
    • At the Moulin Rouge, detail, central figures.

    • At the Moulin Rouge, detail, central figures.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Portraits; Portrait paintings; Self-portraits; Group portraits; Details; Men; Women; Artists; Painters (Artists); Draftspersons; Authors; Photographers; Jockeys; Adults; Sitting; Walking; Leisure; Recreation; Eating &...

    • "Even the question of whom it represents involves a degree of controversy. Lautrec and his cousin Tapie de Celeyran are shown walking across the rear space, having passed La Goulue who adjusts her hair in a mirror. Joyant identified the...
    • 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...
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Discrimination; Race discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Indigenous peoples; Cultural relations; History; Irony; Fantasy; Archaeology; Excavation; Hides & skins; Steering...

    • "Durham's symbolic recoding of the imagery of modern America in the terms of its native Indians is interesting in relation to Joseph Beuys's use of Indian iconography for purposes of symbolic retribution. As a modernist, Beuys assumed his work...
    • 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...
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