Friday, February 4, 2011

Art Themes

Religious subject matter from a secular perspective: Quinten Massys, Money-Changer and His Wife, 1514.

Fantasy: Robert Delaunay, Champs de Mars, 1911.

War: Ernst Barlach, War Monument, 1927.

Mythology: Jan Gossaert, Neptune and Amphitrite, 1516.

Love: Albrecht Durer, Fall of Man, 1504.

Revolutions in art: William van Alen, Chrysler Building, 1928-1930.

Urbanization: Max Beckman, Night, 1918-1919.

Gender roles: Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930.

Powerful women in history: Michaelangelo Buonarroti, Pieta, 1498-1500.

Transportation: Giorgio de Chirico, Melancholy and Mystery of a Street, 1914.

Dreams: Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory, 1931.

Art inspired by music: Stuart Davis, Lucky Strike, 1921.

Food and mealtime: Meret Oppenheim, Object (Le Dejuner en fourrure), 1936.

Media propaganda: Hannah Hoch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada through the Last Weimar Beer Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany, 1919-1920.

Fashion in art: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979.

Controversial works of art: Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937.

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