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Railroad Collage

Railroad Collage is a controversial mixed media collage produced by Boris Lurie in 1959 which superimposed a pin-up girl onto a well-known liberation photograph, which featured a flatbed of stacked with corpses, juxtaposing the American consumer ...

                                               

Rainy Taxi

Rainy Taxi, also known as Mannequin Rotting in a Taxi-Cab, is a three-dimensional artwork created by Salvador Dali, consisting of an actual automobile with two mannequin occupants. A male chauffeur with a shark head is in the front seat, and a fe ...

                                               

The Raising of the Cross

The Raising of the Cross is part of the Crucifixion of Jesus, and has been a distinct subject of Christian art. Notable depictions include The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens and The Raising of the Cross by Rembrandt. In Johns gospel, ...

                                               

Redling Fine Art

The gallery was founded by Erica Redling in 2007. Redling Fine Art represents a small group of emerging artists with conceptually concise exhibitions. Redling Fine Art has been cited by Bettina Korek, founder of For Your Art for representing L.A. ...

                                               

Bernhard von Reesen

Bernhard von Reesen was an art collector born to a patrician family in Danzig, in the Kingdom of Poland. Reesen was highly educated was the custom for men of his background at that time. As a wealthy businessman and civic official, at the age of ...

                                               

Reigning Queens

Reigning Queens is a 1985 series of silkscreen portraits by the artist Andy Warhol of Queens regnant. The screenprints were presented as a portfolio of sixteen; of four prints each of the four individual monarchs. The subjects were Queen Elizabet ...

                                               

La rencontre

The Meeting or "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet" is an 1854 painting by Gustave Courbet. The painting is traditionally interpreted as Courbet greeted by his patron Alfred Bruyas, his servant Calas, and his dog while traveling to Montpellier. The compos ...

                                               

Rest Energy (performance piece)

Rest Energy is a 1980 performance art piece created, enacted, and recorded by performance artist duo Marina Abramovic and Ulay in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Four minutes in duration, Abramovic has described it as one of the most difficult pieces ...

                                               

Rinaldo and Armida

Rinaldo and Armida is a c.1601 oil on canvas painting by Annibale Carracci, now in the National Museum of Capodimonte. Produced for Odoardo Farnese, it shows an episode from canto XVI of Tassos Gerusalemme liberata featuring Rinaldo and Armida.

                                               

Rospigliosi Cup

The Rospigliosi Cup, sometimes referred to as the Cellini Cup, is a decorative ornament in gold and enamel, previously attributed to Benvenuto Cellini, but now known to be an art forgery, of nineteenth-century manufacture. The Cup is believed to ...

                                               

Rotational bell painting

A rotary atomizer is a paint applicator used in high volume production environments. Also called a paint bell, or bell applicator, it is preferred for high volume paint application for its superior transfer efficiency, spray pattern consistency, ...

                                               

RSVP cycles

RSVP cycles is a system of creative methodology for collaboration. It was developed by Lawrence Halprin. and Anna Halprin. Lawrence Halprin presented the system in a 1969 book The RSVP Cycles: Creative Processes in the Human Environment The name ...

                                               

Virgilio Ruiz Fernandez

Virgilio Ruiz Fernandez is a Spanish-Mexican painter, representative of the neo-realist and neo-naturalist schools of painting in Mexico. His work is strongly influenced by the Spanish and Flemish Renaissance and baroque European traditions and t ...

                                               

Safed chalwan

Safed Chalwan is a kind of white translucent enamel used for encrusting gems and precious stones for making jewels. This enamel is used at the reverse side of the jewels in order to contrast the color of the gems usually ruby or jade with a stark ...

                                               

Saint Barbara Altarpiece

The Saint Barbara Altarpiece is a medieval altarpiece attributed to Master Francke. Its known provenance starts at the medieval church in Kalanti in Southwest Finland where it stood until 1883. According to local oral tradition that was collected ...

                                               

Salon des Realites Nouvelles

The Salon des Realites Nouvelles is an association of artists and an art exhibition in Paris, focusing on abstract art. A first exhibition with the name was held in 1939 in Galerie Charpentier, organised by Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Nelly ...

                                               

Sanguine

Sanguine or red chalk is chalk of a reddish-brown colour, so called because it resembles the colour of dried blood. It has been popular for centuries for drawing. The word comes via French from the Italian sanguigna and originally from the Latin ...

                                               

Sankalpa (film-architecture)

Sankalpa is a film-architecture installation by the artists Shekhar Kapur and David Adjaye shown at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Austria. The title Sankalpa is taken from Indian yoga-thought where the Sanskrit word sankalpa Hindu thought means "re ...

                                               

Saunassa

Saunassa is an 1889 oil painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. It was painted in Ekolas croft in Keuruu. Gallen-Kallela gave his work to Knut Tilgmann, whose brother gave it to Ateneum in 1922. Gallen-Kallela didnt like the picture and thought that i ...

                                               

Scherenschnitte

Scherenschnitte, which means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of paper cutting design. The artwork often has rotational symmetry within the design, and common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was foun ...

                                               

Schwabing Art Prize

The Schwabing Art Prize is an annual award program conducted in Munich which honors individuals or institutions for their contributions in the fine arts.

                                               

Scroll of Fire

Scroll of Fire is a monument found in the Jerusalem hills, and it commemorates Jewish history from The Holocaust until Independence. The monument was inaugurated in 1971. The initiative for the monument came from Bnai Brith of the United States, ...

                                               

Sea Tails

Sea Tails is a video installation created as a collaboration between video artist Molly Davies, French artist Jackie Matisse, and composer David Tudor. Matisse created four various kites, Davies filmed them being flown underwater drug behind a bo ...

                                               

Sfumato

Sfumato is a painting technique for softening the transition between colours, mimicking an area beyond what the human eye is focusing on, or the out-of-focus plane. Leonardo da Vinci was the most prominent practitioner of sfumato, based on his re ...

                                               

Shanghai-style papercutting

Shanghai-style papercutting is a variety of papercutting practiced in south China, and in particular in Shanghai. The making of papercuts is a popular folk art in China. In the hands of an artisan, and with the help of a knife or a pair of scisso ...

                                               

Shellyne Rodriguez

Rodriguez graduated with a BFA in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and an MFA in Fine Art from CUNY Hunter College in 2014.

                                               

Shetland Arts

Shetland Arts Development Agency or Shetland Arts for short, is a Scottish charity formed in 2006 with a remit to "encourage and assist in promoting and advancing the creation, practice and presentation and study of all forms of art - visual, per ...

                                               

Site-specific performance

Site-specific performance is performance created in relation to a physical site and staged at the site itself. It often involves research of the site prior to the performance. It is often discussed in relation to both theatre and visual art tradi ...

                                               

Auguste-Louis de Sivry

Auguste-Louis de Sivry was a French art collector and art dealer, resident and mainly active in Venice in the 19th century. He acquired part of the Nani collection of antiquities. In 1841 he sold part of his collection to the Musee Calvet in Avig ...

                                               

Skarstedt

The gallery was founded in 1994 by Swedish gallerist Per Skarstedt. Skarstedts first acquisition, at the age of 23, was a work by Cindy Sherman. Skarstedt is a dealer who operates on the secondary market, and is known to buy work at auction. In 2 ...

                                               

A Slice of Reality

A Slice of Reality is a work of modern art by Richard Wilson sitting by the Millennium Dome on the north-western bank of the Greenwich Peninsula. It consists of a 9-metre sliced vertical section through the former 800-ton 60-metre sand dredger Ar ...

                                               

Soros Realism

Soros Realism is a term coined by Misko Suvakovic in "Ideologija izlozbe: o ideologijama Manifeste" describing a type of post-socialist art financed by American Businessman of Hungarian origin George Soros, who has financed number of Soros center ...

                                               

Soundproof Aesthetic of Luxuriety

Soundproof Aesthetic of Luxuriety is an assemblage by Lubo Kristek, made in 1976 in Landsberg am Lech. It belongs to his series of critical assemblages. Here, the artist refers to craving for luxury substitutes of real values and to the pitfalls ...

                                               

St John's Wood Art School

The St Johns Wood Art School was an art school in St Johns Wood, north London, England. The Art School was established in 1878. It was founded by Eliseo Abelardo Alvarez Calderon 1847-1911 and Bernard Evans Ward, two art teachers in London. Lewis ...

                                               

The Standing March

The Standing March is a collaborative art installation by the French artist JR and the American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. The artwork, which depicts more than 500 people, was projected onto the facade of the National Assembly building during th ...

                                               

Stone Wave

Stone Wave occupies the central courtyard of Tacoma, Washingtons Tacoma Art Museum and is a major public work by sculptor Richard Rhodes of Seattle, Washington. Completed in May, 2003, the wave is constructed using 650 unique pieces of antique Ch ...

                                               

Storm Sequence

Storm Sequence is a video artwork by Australian contemporary artist Shaun Gladwell completed in 2000. The video is arguably the best known work of Gladwells artworks and features the artist skateboarding on a concrete platform by the oceanside. W ...

                                               

Study for Crouching Nude

Study for Crouching Nude is a 1952 painting by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. It was painted in the Spring of 1952, and shows a perched figure whose form was likely derived from Muybridges Man Performing a Standing Jump. The painting was fi ...

                                               

Study for the Madonna of the Cat

Study for the Madonna of the Cat is a set of two drawings by Leonardo da Vinci on both sides of a sheet of paper 13 centimeters high and 9.4 centimeters wide. The two drawings were made with pen and brown ink, with brown wash, on a preparatory pl ...

                                               

Stump (drawing)

A stump is a cylindrical drawing tool, usually made of soft paper that is tightly wound into a stick and sanded to a point at both ends. It is used by artists to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conte crayon, pencil or other drawing medi ...

                                               

Subtractive drawing

Subtractive drawing is a technique in which the drawing surface is covered with graphite or charcoal and then erased to make the image. Artists commonly use a kneaded eraser for this type of drawing, due to its ability have custom or fine tips.

                                               

SuperDragons

SuperDragons is a community-arts initiative of Newport City Council. Modelled on the worldwide CowParade public art exhibitions, local artists were asked to submit designs with the winners being turned into community artwork by the artists themse ...

                                               

Suprematist Composition

Suprematist Composition is a painting by Kazimir Malevich, a Russian painter known as a pioneer of geometric abstraction. The painting represents a constellation of geometry and color in space with remarkable austerity. The painting was created i ...

                                               

Taoist art

Daoist Art relates to the Taoist philosophy and narratives of Lao-tzu that promote "living simply and honestly and in harmony with nature." The artists were "Daoist masters, adepts, scholars-amateurs, and even emperors." thus an eclectic group of ...

                                               

Temple (weaving)

During the process of weaving, fabrics can decrease in width draw in due to the interlacement of the weft material. Temples prevent this decrease by keeping fabrics at a fixed width, thus requiring more weft to enter the weave with each pass of t ...

                                               

Texture (painting)

Texture in painting refers to the look and feel of the canvas. It is based on the paint, and its application, or the addition of materials such as ribbon, metal, wood, lace, leather and sand. The concept of "painterliness" also has bearing on tex ...

                                               

Theorem stencil

Theorem stencil, sometimes also called theorem painting or velvet painting, is the art of making stencils and using them to make drawings or paintings on fabric or paper. A vogue for theorem stencil painting began in England at the turn of the 18 ...

                                               

Tightening key

A corner key or tightening key is a small wedge or block of board, timber or plastic, inserted into the slotted inside corners of a canvas stretcher frame to prevent or adjust sagging.

                                               

Tole painting

Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. Typical metal objects include utensils, coffee pots, and similar household items. Wooden objects include tables, chairs, and chests, including ...

                                               

Tomb paintings of Sindh

Tomb paintings of Sindh are found mainly in the Shahdadkot tehsil of Qamber-Shahdadkot in Sindh, Pakistan. During the Kalhora period 1680–1784 AD wall paintings became common. They often depicted folk tales, scenes from rustic life, the tribal ch ...