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This striking quilt was made with pieces of fabric called "top sheets" used to line cigar and tobacco boxes. These top sheets include 108 colorful designs and pictures, including flags from around...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets"</em> by Theresa Zett Smith
Thinly and rapidly painted, Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando) (1887-88) has the confident, improvisational quality of a drawing. Its subject is the Circus Fernando, one of the first...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando)</em> by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
"I wanted to tell stories!" This is how painter Philip Guston explained the radical transformation of his paintings from delicate abstractions early in his career to surreal, apocalyptic narratives...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Green Sea</em> by Philip Guston
This sculpture of Ganesha, Hinduism's Lord of Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles, posed mid-dance, is sure to amuse with his oversized elephant head and rotund belly. This teaching packet includes...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Dancing Ganesha</em>
This well-known work depicts a steam train emerging from a fireplace. René Magritte's realistic portrayals of images that do not seem to belong together align him with the French Surrealists. This...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Time Transfixed</em> by René Magritte
Barbara Kruger is known for works that provocatively integrate photographs and text. Her art reveals and challenges the ways in which images used in the commercial media often perpetuate stereotypes...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>We Will Not Become What We Mean to You</em> by Barbara Kruger
This ceramic sculpture of a camel and rider is an example of a type of mingqi (pronounced ming-chee), or tomb figure. During the Tang Dynasty whenever a rich or powerful person died they were buried...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Camel and Rider</em>
This colorful thangka, or scroll painting, represents the Buddha as the master of medicine and teacher of healers. As the patron deity of Tibetan medicine, he is a healer of both the body...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Thangka with Bhaishajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha</em>
While living in the small town of Vallauris on the southern coast of France, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso encountered a young woman named Sylvette David. Her stunning features fascinated Picasso so...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Portrait of Sylvette David</em> by Pablo Picasso
This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>
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