Resembles a close up of a flower that was painted in the 1920s although many have interpreted the meaning in a sexual way saying that it resembles female genitalia.
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace
American Art Before World War II
Thought of as a surrealist
This painting shows her grief as she is being strangled by her necklace of thorns with a dead hummingbird.
This is an example of action painting
oil colors mixed with black enamels and aluminum paint
Not completely on controlled without thought
Abstract Expressionism/Color field
This painting was the start of Rothko's use of simple rectangular shapes, over a twenty year period he would adjsut color effects slightly to show many different color variations.
View of Paris: The Life of Pleasure
This painting has childlike characteristics which the artist was trying te explore what he called "a thousand ways to paint badly."
Pop Art in the USA
Painted in encaustic, which is pigmant mixed with wax, that were built up to give the piece depth of layers.
210 Coca-Cola Bottles
Known for his use of pop bottles as in this piece as well as soup cans and other commercial products.
Started as a commercial artist.
Vega PerSixties Abstraction/Op Art
Since there are a wide range of optical effects possible in black and white most of the artists works are limited to those colors. While this piece shows the extent of the possibilities when the artist used color.
One Ton Prop (House of Cards)Sixties Abstraction/Minimalism
This piece consists of four 500lb slabs of lead that are balanced against each other, emulating a stack of cards.
The large scale of Serra's sculptures made it so that they were force to be exterior sculptures.
One and Three Chairs
Used a picture of a chair, an actual chair, and the definition of the chair to show that they all convey a slightly different idea of what the chair is.
The Dinner PartyConceptualism/Feminist Art
Organized in a triangle because it is a symbol of womanhood and equality. Also used other stereotypical media such as needlework and china painting to exaggeration.
Christened by a New York journalist
More cosmopolitan that the "eight"
Rally for modernism
Core of experinmental art in USA
The Armory Show
Walt Kuhn did selection
Included pieces from Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet, and Goya