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Portrait Of Agrippina The Younger, Risd Museum, Natalie Kampen, Lisa Anderson Sep 2012

Portrait Of Agrippina The Younger, Risd Museum, Natalie Kampen, Lisa Anderson

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Agrippina (15–59 CE), the subject of this portrait, was related to four different Roman emperors: she was granddaughter to Augustus, sister to Caligula, mother to Nero, and niece and later wife to Claudius. It is therefore not surprising that many portraits of her survive. They invariably depict her with a broad forehead, a square jaw, large eyes, thin lips, and a sharp chin, all features shared by many members of the imperial family. Ancient pieces were sometimes combined with other sculptural elements to create “new” composite sculptures. This ancient portrait head was inserted into a bust composed of different-colored ...


Model Of A Funerary Boat, Risd Museum, Peter Dean, Peter Johnson Jun 2012

Model Of A Funerary Boat, Risd Museum, Peter Dean, Peter Johnson

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During the funeral, the deceased took a last earthly journey, traveling by boat to the cemetaries on the west bank of the Nile. The next voyage then began: a spiritual pilgrimmage to Abydos, the religious center and burial place of the god Osiris. For this reason, wooden model boats were often placed within tombs as substitutes for large-scale vessels in the afterlife. This model boat mimicked papyrus funerary barks. The wedjat-eyes painted on the hull were meant to guide the vessel safely through the perilous journey to the afterlife. 2100-1900 BCE


Grand Arabesque, Second Time, Risd Museum, Julie Strandberg, Jeff Hesser May 2012

Grand Arabesque, Second Time, Risd Museum, Julie Strandberg, Jeff Hesser

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Transitional poses such as this one were constant themes of Edgar Degas’s numerous sculptural studies made in wax, wire, and plastilene. Collected from his studio following his death, these models became the sources of small editions cast in bronze, including this one of a dancer posed in a grand arabesque. In the classic ballet position, the dancer bends forward while standing on one straight leg, with the opposite arm extended forward and the other arm and leg extended backward. In the 1890s the British artist Walter Sickert visited Degas in his studio and was shown the wax model for ...


2012 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2012

2012 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

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2 X 20: Works By 20 Of Kentucky's Finest Working Folk Artists, Minnie Adkins, Barbara Burton, Jo Ann Butts, Brent Collinsworth, Joan Dance, Tad Desanto, Marvin Francis, Tim Lewis, Jance Miller, Lonnie Money, Twyla Money, Robert Morgan, Bruce New, Janice Harding Owens, Jim Gary Phillips, Thaddeus Pinkney, Monica Pipia, Willie Rascoe, Eileen Stockham, Donny Tolson, Lavon Van Williams, Kentucky Folk Art Center Jan 2012

2 X 20: Works By 20 Of Kentucky's Finest Working Folk Artists, Minnie Adkins, Barbara Burton, Jo Ann Butts, Brent Collinsworth, Joan Dance, Tad Desanto, Marvin Francis, Tim Lewis, Jance Miller, Lonnie Money, Twyla Money, Robert Morgan, Bruce New, Janice Harding Owens, Jim Gary Phillips, Thaddeus Pinkney, Monica Pipia, Willie Rascoe, Eileen Stockham, Donny Tolson, Lavon Van Williams, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Kentucky Folk Art Center Exhibition Catalogs

2012 Kentucky Folk Art Center exhibition catalog of the twenty finest working folk artists.


Linvel Barker: Works From The Collection Of Rita Biesiot, Linvel Barker, Rita Biesiot, Kentucky Folk Art Center Jan 2012

Linvel Barker: Works From The Collection Of Rita Biesiot, Linvel Barker, Rita Biesiot, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Kentucky Folk Art Center Exhibition Catalogs

2012 Kentucky Folk Art Center exhibition catalog of artist Linvel Barker.