Obelisk Art History
Themes in Art


A Lady of Constantinople, Osman Hamdi Bey

A Lady of Constantinople

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1881
Budgerigar Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Budgerigar Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Bushfire Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Bushfire Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Designs for the stage wings of ‘Le Coq d’Or’, Natalia Goncharova

Designs for the stage wings of ‘Le Coq d’Or’

Natalia Goncharova, 1914
Diagonal No. 2, Araceli Gilbert

Diagonal No. 2

Araceli Gilbert, 1976
Frog Dreaming, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Frog Dreaming

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1989
Gifts of August, Durdy Bayramov

Gifts of August

Durdy Bayramov, 2004
Initiation, Liberia, Loïs Mailou Jones

Initiation, Liberia

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1983
Isabella, John Everett Millais


John Everett Millais, 1849
Jasmine, William Morris


William Morris, 1872
La Baker, Loïs Mailou Jones

La Baker

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1977
Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2, Lapita Expansion

Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2

c. 1200 BCE-1000 BCE
Lapita Pottery Sherds, Lapita Expansion

Lapita Pottery Sherds

c. 1220 BCE-910 BCE
Majiayao Geometric Bowl, Neolithic

Majiayao Geometric Bowl

3300 BCE-2650 BCE
Marigold, William Morris


William Morris, 1875
Mihrab — Prayer Niche, Medieval Persian Art

Mihrab — Prayer Niche

755 CE-1355
Moon Masque, Loïs Mailou Jones

Moon Masque

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1971
Nasta'liq Calligraphy, Bichitr

Nasta'liq Calligraphy

Bichitr, 1640
Ngarlu, Red Hill, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Ngarlu, Red Hill

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, c. 1990
Patterned bowl, Igbo-Ukwu

Patterned bowl

c. 800 CE-900 CE
Possum Dreaming at Napperby, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Possum Dreaming at Napperby

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1979
Rainbow Storm Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Rainbow Storm Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1971
Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant

Stars at Dawn, Seund Ja Rhee

Stars at Dawn

Seund Ja Rhee, 1962
Study for a Curtain for 'Le Coq d'Or', Natalia Goncharova

Study for a Curtain for 'Le Coq d'Or'

Natalia Goncharova, 1913-1914
Suriname, Loïs Mailou Jones


Loïs Mailou Jones, 1982
Swatch of Original Fabric, Varvara Stepanova

Swatch of Original Fabric

Varvara Stepanova, 1924
Textile Design, Varvara Stepanova

Textile Design

Varvara Stepanova, 1924
Textile Design in Black and White, Varvara Stepanova

Textile Design in Black and White

Varvara Stepanova, 1924
Textile Design in Blue and Orange, Varvara Stepanova

Textile Design in Blue and Orange

Varvara Stepanova, 1924
Textile Design in Yellow and Black, Varvara Stepanova

Textile Design in Yellow and Black

Varvara Stepanova, 1924
Trellis, William Morris


William Morris, 1862-1864
Turbulent Spirit Child, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Turbulent Spirit Child

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Wild Tulip, William Morris

Wild Tulip

William Morris, 1884
Willow Bough, William Morris

Willow Bough

William Morris, 1887
Young Woman Reading, Osman Hamdi Bey

Young Woman Reading

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1880
More Themes in Art
Cities, Themes in Art


Hustle and grind

Autobiographies, Themes in Art


Hear it from the source

Artists of the African Diaspora, Themes in Art

Artists of the African Diaspora

Obelisk uses cookies to measure site usage, helping us understand our readers' interests and improve the site. By continuing to browse this site you agree to the use of cookies. Cookie Policy