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Image Gallery: From the Spring 2007 Special Exhibitions Listings
What do a bartender, a king, an art dealer, a cringing woman, Death and a winged Bodily Humor have in common? They are all people (or otherworldly inhabitants) that you could encounter while viewing some very special art exhibitions during Spring and early Summer of 2007.

Paul Cézanne - Ambroise Vollard - 1899
Henri-Louis-Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939) was first and foremost an art dealer, not an art collector. His discerning eye helped him to recognize talent and organize significant exhibitions of artworks by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Henri Matisse (1869-1953) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), among others.

Art History 101 - Toyism - A Gallery of Toyist Works
Since their inception as a group in 1992, the Toyists have been making steady inroads into art history. Their vibrantly colorful narrative works are becoming widely known - and popular - with collectors of representative Contemporary art. Here is a selection of one picture from each of the nine current Toyists, along with their individual iconographic

Art History 101 - Toyism - A Gallery of Toyist Works
Since their inception as a group in 1992, the Toyists have been making steady inroads into art history. Their vibrantly colorful narrative works are becoming widely known - and popular - with collectors of representative Contemporary art. Here is a selection of one picture from each of the nine current Toyists, along with their individual iconographic

Art History 101 - Toyism - A Gallery of Toyist Works - Mr Alfago Toyist Puppet
Mr. Alfago's Toyist Puppet. Mr. Alfago is Dutch. He studied Graphic Design in Venlo, Netherlands and joined Toyism in January of 2005.

Marcel Duchamp - Bicycle Wheel - Roue de bicyclette - New York 1951 - third version after lost original of 1913
Art History.

Marcel Duchamp - LHOOQ - 1919
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Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Paris
Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Francis Picabia and the poet Tristan Tzara were among the Dadaists who collaborated to bring Paris its

Jean Arp - Hans Arp - Untitled - Forest - ca 1917
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Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Zurich
Birthplace of Dada, neutral Zurich is represented in its section of the exhibition as the refuge it was for a group of expatriated writers and artists who'd fled to Switzerland during World War I. United by their anger, and availing themselves of the platform the nightclub, Cafe Voltaire offered, founding members Hugo Ball, Hans Arp, Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Francis Picabia, Christian Schad and Sophie Taeuber-Arp dove headfirst into new ways of experimenting with abstract sight and thought.

El Lissitzky - Lasar Markovich Lissitzky - Kurt Schwitters - ca 1924
Art History.

Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Hannover
Dada, as it occurred in Hannover, was basically Kurt Schwitters' one-man show. Denied membership in Berlin's Club Dada for not being

Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - New York
Appropriately, New York City Dada was something of a

Johannes Theodor Baargeld - Alfred Emanuel Ferdinand Greunwald - Typical Vertical Mess as Depiction of the Dada Baargeld - 1920
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Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Cologne
Cologne was under British occupation from 1918 to 1926. In this International atmosphere of imposed order and censorship, Max Ernst and company protested order, tradition and hierarchy by way of exploring a collective psyche filled with

Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Berlin
The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World War I Deutsches Reich (German Empire). A rare group of collages by Johannes Baader are seen for the first time in the United States in this exhibition.

Head of a Statue - Achaemenid Persian
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Lawrence Alma Tadema - Joseph Overseer of Pharaohs Granaries - 1874
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Special Exhibition Gallery: Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt


Special Exhibition Gallery: Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt


Overlooking Machu Picchu in 2004
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Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History once again exhibits Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas through August 27, 2006. More than 200 ceramic, bone, metal, stone, textile and wooden works of art and artifacts describe the culture of the Inca at Machu Picchu during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries.

Floriano Ferramola - Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints Gregory and John the Baptist - 1522
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Image Gallery: Pictures from the Summer 2006 Special Exhibitions Listings
To whet your appetite for the feast of special exhibitions on view during the Summer of 2006, here is a sampler of high-resolution art images taken from nine shows. Included are a portrait drawn by Michelangelo, an early Raphael and a statue of everyone's favorite Boy King, Tutankhamun. Together, these nine pictures represent a mere fraction of the thousands of paintings, drawings, engravings, statues and decorative objects from Art History that await you in museums world-wide.

Michelangelo Buonarroti - Andrea Quaratesi - ca 1528-32
Andrea Quaratesi (1512-1585) was a member of a wealthy banking family in Florence, Italy. Michelangelo, not known for his instructional skills, taught the youth (probably reluctantly) how to draw during his adolescence. The British Museum's delicate work on paper is the only documented portrait by the Renaissance master that exists.

Reconstruction of the Burial Scene of a King
Reconstruction of the Burial Scene of a King (?) Just Before the Death of the Royal Retainers, Illustrated London News, June 23, 1928, pp. 1172-74. © University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Special Exhibition Image Gallery: The Royal Tombs of Ur
About Art History Special Exhibition Image Gallery: The Royal Tombs of Ur: Ancient Treasures from Modern Iraq. The display features more than 200 exquisite Mesopotamian works of art and artifacts, including: the Great Lyre; the Ram Caught in a Thicket (actually a rearing goat); the Headdress of the Lady Puabi and her exquisite jewelry; a gold ostrich egg; superb examples of weaponry; and other precious masterpieces from Sumer's Early Dynastic IIIA period (ca. 2600-2500 B.C.).

Image Gallery: Works by Gustav Klimt Owned by Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer
Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer owned seven paintings by Gustav Klimt. These were appropriated by the Nazi party after Austria was annexed in 1938, and all eventually wound up in the Austrian Gallery. Sixty years after the end of WWII, five paintings were repatriated to the Bloch-Bauer heirs in January, 2006. A sixth painting is the subject of a separate legal proceeding that seeks its repatriation to the Bloch-Bauer heirs. The seventh Klimt painting will remain in the Austrian Gallery.

Gustav Klimt - Birkenwald Buchenwald - Birch Forest Beech Forest - 1903
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Definition of Armature - Art History Glossary
In art, an armature is an underlying, unseen, supporting component (usually of wood or metal) for something else.

What about the disembodied hand?
Well, here's what I did, taking my cue from the character in the book who said,

Definition of Thumbnail - Art History Glossary
A thumbnail is a tiny sketch, so called because it is typically about the size of an actual adult thumb's nail.

Definition of Kiln - Art History Glossary
A kiln is an oven or furnace capable of holding hot fires and maintaining the heat necessary to drive nearly all moisture out of something heated in its interior.

Definition of Grisaille - Art History Glossary
Monochromatic painting done entirely in shades of gray, not unlike a black and white photograph.

Special Exhibition Review - In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite


Definition of Greenware - Art History Glossary
A term used in ceramics, greenware is clay that is mostly dry (

Definition of Vernissage - Art History Glossary
Vernissage refers to the private, pre-public,

Definition of Hickey - Art History Glossary
A hickey is printmaking slang for an unwanted, unplanned mark on a print.

Definition of fl. - Floruit - Art History Glossary
These two handy letters denote the date of Whomever's high water mark, career-wise, because we have records of when paintings and sculptures were executed -- even if we don't have a clue as to the artist's date of birth.

Definition of Faux - Art History Glossary
From the French, faux literally means

Definition of Encaustic - Art History Glossary
Encaustic (which also goes by

Definition of Duecento - Art History Glossary
Italian for

Definition of Circa - Art History Glossary
From the Latin word for

Definition of Chalk - Art History Glossary -
From the Latin

Definition of Brayer - Art History Glossary
A brayer is a roller with which one spreads (

Definition of Binder - Art History Glossary
A binder is the agent in paint that serves - on the molecular level - to make the paint stick to the support.

Definition of Black - Art History Glossary
Black here means a color singularly devoid of any light whatsoever.

Definition of Bisque - Art History Glossary
Bisque, or biscuit ware is unglazed clay that has been fired in a kiln at a low temperature.

Definition of Métier - Art History Glossary
Métier is a French word roughly meaning one's

Definition of Watercolor - Art History Glossary


Definition of Xylography - Art History Glossary
Xylography is wood engraving, and the oldest known relief printmaking technique.

Definition of Quadratura
Quadratura is a term that emerged during the Baroque period to describe a type of ceiling painting (which had been going on for centuries).

Definition of Proto-Renaissance
The term Proto-Renaissance, first coined by the Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt, denotes the period in northern Italian art from (roughly) 1150-1400.

About Art History Jobs, Events and Networking - Job Search Resources
You've got that degree in Art History, congratulations! Now, how to go about seeking gainful employment? This section offers job, fellowship and internship postings, employment sites and some great advice on breaking into the museum field.

Frida Kahlo - Henry Ford Hospital, 1932
Also known as "The Flying Bed," this is arguably the most painful self portrait that Frida Kahlo ever painted. Not only had she just suffered her second miscarriage, she was also beginning to realize that she could never carry a pregnancy to term. Additionally, these physical and emotional agonies had to be faced in a foreign city that she detested, and in which she felt completely estranged.

About Art History - Paleolithic Art - Cave Art
Articles about and images of western European cave paintings from the Paleolithic period.

About Art History - Paleolithic Art - Educator Resources
Resources for any educator wishing to incorporate Paleolithic Art History into the curriculum. Age/grade recommendations are included, but all plans and ideas should be easily adaptable for younger or older students.

About Art History - Paleolithic Art - Figurines
A nice collection of thoughts, papers and images of the Paleolithic "Venus" figurines.

About Art History - Paleolithic Art - Image Collections and Museums
These resources are collections of Paleolithic art images, whether they exist only online or in the web presence of a brick-and-mortar museum.

Christian Imagery and Witchcraft in Prints by Hans Baldung Grien
Hans Baldung Grien took the art of [R] printmaking to a new height during the first half of the Sixteenth Century. [R] This wealthy artist incorporated unusual themes, such as witchcraft, into his [R] work, making his imaginative paintings and prints a veritable record of life in [R] sixteenth-century Germany.

Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
Through magnificent examples of sculpture, reliefs, exceptionally crafted jewelry, ceremonial objects and those of everyday use, Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh poignantly describes the artistic innovations of Egypt's Early Eighteenth Dynasty. The exhibition is on view from March 28 through July 9, 2006 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

About Art History - "Artists You Should Know" Series
Here, in one spot, are the unsung (or not sung about loudly enough) artistic heroes who have been nominated, by readers, to be profiled on the About Art History site. The artists are organized according to the dates on which each appeared, and each is linked to his or her individual profile.

About Art History - "Artists You Should Know" Series - 2004 Archives
Here are the individual profiles of those artists who were featured in the

About Art History - Movements - Baroque Art - 1600-1750
There is no line of demarcation in which the beginning of the Baroque period is clearly distinguished from that of the late Renaissance. Nonetheless, the term

About Art History Blog Images from April, 2006
About Art History Blog Images from April 2006. Here you'll find the images published in the About Art History blog posts during the month of April, 2006. These, however, are of a larger size than space allowed for the originals - because we all enjoy being able to clearly look at visual art.

About Art History - Image Galleries by Artist - Names Beginning With K
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