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

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

Untitled Film Still 35 – Cindy Sherman

Untitled-Film-Still-35 - Cindy Sherman

Why does Cindy Sherman’s photograph Untitled Film Still 35 looks so familiar?

– Soft core porn set the rules

– Stereotypes beware Cindy Sherman’s face

– Setting the stage for ankles in Untitled Film Still 35

Woman Descending the Staircase by Gerhard Richter


Here’s a few tidbits of introduction to the painting Woman Descending the Staircase:

• Abstract Expressionist and/or Photo Realistic
• Woman Descending the Staircase – pure movement
• What’s Duchamp got to do with it?