Floating Angel or Güstrower Memorial

War-Monument Sculpture by Ernst Barlach

What’s the story behind Ernst Barlach’s Floating Angel sculpture?

– Twofold path to serenity
– A complex gate encircles death
– Floating Angel makes a martyr of a man

The Night by Max Beckmann

The Night-by-max-beckmann

What makes The Night by Max Beckmann a masterpiece?

– War gusto tempered by trauma
– Angularity, violence, and absurdity in The Night
– Futurist art leads into the New Objectivity

Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley

Migrant-Mother, Nipomo Valley, Dorothea Lange

Why’s the Migrant Mother photograph by Dorothea Lange so iconic?

– Defining the Great Depression
– Strength, vulnerability, and shame in Migrant Mother
– Assistance …and then regret

Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel

Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel

Table of contents for Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel.

– Home is where the work is
– Time portrayed in Hartley on the Rocking Horse
– Feminism and the many penises of Joe Gould

Imaginary Numbers by Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy - Imaginary Numbers

What’s so special about Yves Tanguy’s painting Imaginary Numbers?

– Surrealist love bites
– Sponsored by Peggy Guggenheim
– Hopeful blobs in Imaginary Numbers
– Mother Dada and then baby Dali