Thursday, February 3, 2011

Themes in Art (MH)

Religious subject matter from a secular perspective: Paul Gauguin, "Vision after the Sermon, or Jacob Wrestling with the Angel", 1888, p. 667
Fantasy: Giambattista Tiepolo, "Apotheosis of the Pisani Family", 1761-1762, p. 588
War: Ernst Barlach, "War Monument", 1927, p. 719
Mythology: Giovanni Bellini and Titian, "Feast of the Gods", 1529, p. 483
Love: Sandro Botticelli, "Primavera", 1482, p. 438
Revolutions in art: Marcel Duchamp, "Fountain", 1917 (second version-1950), p. 706
Urbanization: Fernand Leger, "The City", 1919, p. 702
Gender roles: Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (Your Gaze Hits the Side of My Face)", 1981, p. 768 or Carolee Schneemann, "Meat Joy", 1964, p. 794
Powerful women in history: Titian, "Isabella d'Este", 1534-1536, p. 489
Transportation: Claude Monet, "Saint-Lazare Train Station", 1877, p. 657
Dreams: Henry Fuseli, "The Nightmare", 1781, p. 616
Art inspired by music: Giorgione Da Castelfranco, "Pastoral Symphony", 1508-1510, p. 484
Food and mealtime: Dirk Bouts, "Last Supper", 1464-1468, p. 408
Media propaganda: Jacques-Louis David, "Coronation of Napoleon", 1805-1808, p. 611
Fashion in art: Miriam Schapiro, "Anatomy of a Kimono", 1976, p. 767
Controversial works of art: Pablo Picasso, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", 1907, p. 695

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