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    • Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (The Premonition of Civil War).

    • Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (The Premonition of Civil War).

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Fear; Anxiety; Civil wars; War; Body parts; Heads (Anatomy); Arms (Anatomy); Legs; Hands; Fingers; Feet; Breasts; Beans; Clouds; Landscapes (Representations); Furniture; Furnishings; Drawers (Furniture components)

    • "This great painting was later renamed, with fitting opportunism, The Premonition of Civil War." (Caption); "The events of October 1934, and his scare in Barcelona, seem to have convinced Dali that civil war was a real possibility in...
    • The Spectre of Sex Appeal.

    • The Spectre of Sex Appeal.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Fantasy; Sex; Lust; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Self-portraits; Portraits; Artists; Boys; Children; Youth; Clothing & dress; Children's clothing & dress; Hats; Headgear; Toys; Lifting &...

    • "Dali at his miniaturist best in a tiny work expressive of his sexual anxieties." (Caption); "In the Maldoror illustrations we also find the presence of a slightly older Dali, the same child who, in The Spectre of Sex Appeal, stares...
    • Splitting.

    • Splitting.

    • Collages; Montages; Demolition; Privacy; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Sections; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Ceilings; Stairways; Windows; Doors & doorways; Attics

    • Black and white photo-collage; "This collage makes use of photographs of a project carried out by Matta Clark in Englewood, New Jersey, which involved him splitting apart a house that was due for demolition. Having divided the house in half by...
    • Guernica, study.

    • Guernica, study.

    • Drawings; Studies (Visual works); Pencil works; Figure drawings; Female figure drawings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; War destruction & pillage; Death; Mental...

    • "Picasso did forty-five studies for Guernica. The one illustrated here shows the dying horse and the mother with the dead child. They have been changed in the final painting, although they retain their basic character. The Cubist neck of the...
    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Girl before a Mirror.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Girls; Breasts; Mirrors; Reflections; Mental states

    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932,...
    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Girl before a Mirror, detail.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Girls; Mirrors; Reflections; Mental states; Details

    • "Another stylistic shift in Picasso's work that was influenced by Cubism has been called Surrealism. This term literally means 'above real' and denotes a truer reality than that of the visible world. In the Girl before a Mirror of 1932,...
    • Riverfront Break.

    • Riverfront Break.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • “Johnson is a practitioner of a style sometimes labeled ‘abstract illusionism’, making paintings where apparently solid but abstract forms float in illusionary space. Riverfront Break may have been suggested by the industrial forms of the...
    • The Old Mill.

    • The Old Mill.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Architecture; Buildings; Mills; Water mills; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Walls; Roofs; Windows; Loading docks; Waterwheels; Streams; Bodies of water; Horses; Animals; Harnesses; Vehicles; Carts &...

    • "His work, though strong, feels soft and expresses a subtle abstract quality that embraces cubist elements." (caption, p.41)
    • Improvisation #5.

    • Improvisation #5.

    • Prints; Planographic prints; Monotypes; Abstract works

    • Monoprint; "Blayton-Taylor's artwork is coded in the metaphysical. The sphere included in many of her works refers to wholeness, the relationship between man and nature in the most ultimate sense. Thus, her work serves as a gateway to higher...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Homeless persons

    • “Heath began painting in 1989 at the age of forty. Rising early to go to work as a taxi driver he would see the homeless bent over trash bins looking for food. In the shallow morning light they looked like oblique shapes and forms. Out of the...
    • House by the Hill.

    • House by the Hill.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Walls; Windows; Shutters; Trees; Hills

    • Oil on burlap; "This expressive work of geometric shapes and contours represents a style of painting enjoyed by the artist up through the late 1930s." (caption, p.36)
    • The Street, Fifth Avenue.

    • The Street, Fifth Avenue.

    • Photogravures; Prints; Photographs; Cityscape photographs; Cities & towns; Cityscapes; City & town life; Roads; Streets; Winter; Snow; Carriages & coaches; Vehicles; Horses; Animals; Architecture; Buildings; Gates; Trees

    • "In his own art […] Stieglitz had moved quite sharply away from the pictorialism of his early work toward ever-more 'straight' photography - that is, toward photographs that look like photographs, free of lens or darkroom manipulations...
    • 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...
    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • This Is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya).

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Collages; Allusions; Women; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Clothing & dress; Dresses; Headgear; Pointing fingers; Smiling; Chairs; Seating furniture; Furniture; Doors & doorways; Floors; Snakes; Reptiles; Animals;...

    • "Polke's work frequently juxtaposes images wrenched from different periods of history. At the bottom left he makes use of a collage by the early twentieth-century Surrealist Max Ernst, whilst the central image derives from a satirical etching...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Great Masturbator.

    • The Great Masturbator.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Fantasy; Lust; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Standing; Hugging; Body parts; Genitals; Heads (Anatomy); Legs; Animals; Lions; Wild cats; Tongues; Ants;...

    • "To the right of the photograph [referring to the photograph in Dali's painting The First Days of Spring, 1929] we find the first appearance of an icon soon to proliferate in Dali's work: a waxy-complexioned head with closed eyes, long...
    • Little Ashes.

    • Little Ashes.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Sex; Women; Men; Heads (Anatomy); Faces; Nudes; Buttocks; Breasts; Body parts; Backs (Anatomy); Arms (Anatomy); Fingers; Birds; Animals; Feathers

    • "The painting anthologizes Dali's obsessions of the moment." (Caption); "As a result of Santos Torroella's dedicated researches, it is now generally accepted that the two heads in The Birth of Venus represent those of Lorca [Federico...
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