This print, as the title indicates, portrays woodpeckers percehed on the side of a tree.
Kawano Kaoru is considered a member of the Creative Print (sôsaku hanga) movement, a group of artists dedicated to bringing individualism, experimentation, and autonomy to Japan’s centuries old ukiyo-e tradition. His works are often highly abstracted, using simple lines and shapes to depict the subject.
A small, thin silver disk. In the center are seven convex circular protrusions (one in the center surrounded symmetrically by the six others) that appear like balls set within individual depressions. There are other less uniform depressions surrounding the center design. An incised line runs around the circumference.
Casting of a sink stopper that Duchamp first designed by hand for his bathroom in Cadaqués, Spain. This everyday, handmade object was then reproduced in a series of one hundred. The piece demonstrates the meeting of art objects and the mundane,. It is also an example of ironic commercialization and artist self-representation. The International Numismatic Agency later released an edition of 300 as a collector's item, the Duchamp Art Medal.
A head of a man with an object in his mouth, possibly fruit? There is only the head present, no longer attached to a neck. The man has very dramatic slanted eyes and short hair. His mouth is open slightly to make room for the fruit that appears to have a box-like design on it.
Large image painted with bold blues, reds, greens and yellows. Illustrates seven figures; three on the left half and four on the right. Several of the figures are pinching some sort of food substance. The figures that are closest to the right and left edges of the image also are holding weapons.
This scene depicts an episode from the fifth book of the Mahâbhârata, in which the rival Pandava and the Kaurava clans are vying for the throne of Hastinapura. Yudhishthir, the leader of the Pandavas and the original heir to the throne, was forced into exile after losing a game of dice with the leader of the Kauravas. When he sought to reclaim the throne, the Kauravas, led by Duryodhana, refused to negotiate, and the two sides met in council to prepare for battle.
6.99 cm x 14.92 cm x 14.92 cm (2 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. x 5 7/8 in.)
A dome-shaped cermaic lid for a bowl. Outfitted with a circular handle supported by four square legs. The bottom of the lid tapers inward, suggesting this area fits inside its bowl counterpart rather than resting on top of it.
This is a vertical abstract drawing in tones of gold, brown, gray, black and white. It has a large rectangular form surrounded by a darker brownish background. Within the form are paint strokes, lines and shading.
During the late 1940s thru early 1950s, Tobey painted in dark, sombre colors. This painting is an example of his calligraphic brushwork and the gestural quality of his tempera paintings.
One of a pair of windows with a highly regular, rectilinear, although asymetric, design in both clear and colored glass. Window has an oak frame. Window design consists of vertical and horizontal bands of green and amber colorerd glass at top and bottom of window; along one side are colored squares of glass; along the other is a chevron-shaped column of glass. The overall effect is of colored pieces of glass suspended within a clear window subdivided by abstract bands and patterns of lead caming.
The Darwin Martin house was considered by Wright to be one of the most important and satisfying houses he build in the early part of his career and stands as an outstanding example of Prairie School architecture. This pair of windows (1968/2.53-53) from the first floor of the Martin house contains an abstracted pattern based on wisteria, seen in the vertical row of chevron-patterned glass.