Friday, February 4, 2011

Themes in Art

Religious subject matter from a secular perspective: Moses, Michaelangelo, sculpture

Fantasy:The Two Fridas, 1939, Frida Kahlo, oil on canvas

War: Departure of the Volunteers, 1792, limestone

Mythology:Feast of the Gods, 1529, Giovanni Bellini and Titian

Love: Primavera, 1482, Sandro Botticelli

Revolutions in art: A Harvest of Death, 1863, O'Sullivan, photography

Urbanization: The City, 1919, Fernand Leger, oil on canvas

Gender roles: Object (Le Dejuner en fourrure), 1936, Meret Oppenheim, sculpture

Powerful women in history: Madonna and Child, 1503, Duccio, tempera

Transportation: Rain, Steam, and Speed, 1844, J.W. Turner

Dreams: The Nightmare, 1972, Henry Fuseli

Art inspired by music: Guitar, 1912, Pablo Picasso

Food and mealtime: Supermarket Shopper, 1970, Duane Hanson, synthetic media

Media propaganda: Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962, Andy Warhol

Fashion in art: Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride, 1434, Jan Van Eyck

Controversial works of art: The Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse,1498, Albercht Durer

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