Cadeau (The Gift) Sculpture by Man Ray

Cadeau (The-Gift) sculpture by Man Ray

What makes Man Ray’s sculpture Cadeau (The Gift) so special?

– Mass production, war, and Dada
– Poking at prevalent perspective
– Multiple copies of a stolen masterpiece make its point

The Jungle by Wifredo Lam

The-Jungle by Wifredo Lam

Why is The Jungle by Wifredo Lam considered a Cubist masterpiece?

Hybrid creatures – animal, human & plant
A totem-tall woman with shears takes the blame
Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism in the back seat

Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg

Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg

What’s the meaning of Robert Rauschenberg’s Canyon painting?

– A bird, a pillow, a god and a boy’s bottom
– An excuse for trauma built into Greek myth
– Canyon’s three dimensions create depth

New York Night – Georgia O’Keeffe

New-York-Night - Georgia O'Keeffe

What makes New York Night by Georgia O’Keeffe such a special painting?

– Glimmering window panes
– The machine age and Precisionism
– An avant-garde squad

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash – Giacomo Balla

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash - Giacomo Balla

What kind of painting is Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla?

• Futurism, Cubism, and critical rejection
• An avant garde, dog’s perspective
• Stasis and motion = comedy

Supermarket Shopper by Duane Hanson

Supermarket Shopper by Duane Hanson

What makes Duane Hanson’s sculpture Supermarket Shopper a masterpiece?

– Desolation of spirit and a TV dinner to match
– A typical American moment stands apart
– Destroying a controversial past