Obelisk Art History
Themes in Art

Tackling the third dimension

Sculpture, Themes in Art
"God", Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven


Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, 1917
50 cc of Paris Air, Marcel Duchamp

50 cc of Paris Air

Marcel Duchamp, 1919
Abstract Sculpture 3, Katarzyna Kobro

Abstract Sculpture 3

Katarzyna Kobro, 1924
Akhenaton Bust, Ancient Egypt

Akhenaton Bust

1355 BCE
Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Woolner

Alfred Tennyson

Thomas Woolner, 1856
Andromeda, François Auguste René Rodin


François Auguste René Rodin, 1885-1886
Antigraceful, Umberto Boccioni


Umberto Boccioni, 1913
Apollo of Veii, The Etruscans

Apollo of Veii

550 BCE-520 BCE
Apollo Seated With Lyre, Ancient Greece

Apollo Seated With Lyre

200 CE
Assemblage: Mask of Camille Claudel and Left Hand of Pierre de Wissant, François Auguste René Rodin

Assemblage: Mask of Camille Claudel and Left Hand of Pierre de Wissant

François Auguste René Rodin, 1895
Assembly: Female nude Slavic woman's head emerging from a Vase, François Auguste René Rodin

Assembly: Female nude Slavic woman's head emerging from a Vase

François Auguste René Rodin, 1900-1910
Assumption of the Virgin, Donatello

Assumption of the Virgin

Donatello, 1427
Baboon and Young, Pablo Picasso

Baboon and Young

Pablo Picasso, 1951
Bed, Robert Rauschenberg


Robert Rauschenberg, 1955
Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp, 1913
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Song Dynasty

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

Bodhisattva Manjushri, Song Dynasty

Bodhisattva Manjushri

Bottle Rack, Marcel Duchamp

Bottle Rack

Marcel Duchamp, 1914
Boy with Thorn (Spinario), Ancient Greece

Boy with Thorn (Spinario)

100 BCE
Bronze Bull Leaping Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure

1600 BCE-1450 BCE
Bronze Statuette of a Bull, Ancient Greece

Bronze Statuette of a Bull

500 BCE
Bull Head from Girsu (Telloh), Mesopotamia

Bull Head from Girsu (Telloh)

3000 BCE
Bust of Dr. Dio Lewis, Mary Edmonia Lewis

Bust of Dr. Dio Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis, 1868
Bust of Five-Headed Shiva, Khmer Art

Bust of Five-Headed Shiva

950 CE
Bust of Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt

Bust of Nefertiti

1340 BCE
Cathedral, François Auguste René Rodin


François Auguste René Rodin, 1908
Chalchiuhtlicue Monolith, Teotihuacan Culture

Chalchiuhtlicue Monolith

1 CE-650 CE
Chimera of Arezzo, The Etruscans

Chimera of Arezzo

400 BCE
Cocoon no. 2, Lygia Clark

Cocoon no. 2

Lygia Clark, 1959
Columbus, Mary Edmonia Lewis


Mary Edmonia Lewis, 1865-1867
Cycladic female figure, Aegean Civilizations

Cycladic female figure

2300 BCE-2200 BCE
Cycladic seated harp player, Aegean Civilizations

Cycladic seated harp player

2800 BCE-2700 BCE
David, Michelangelo


Michelangelo, 1501-1504
Development of a Bottle in Space, Umberto Boccioni

Development of a Bottle in Space

Umberto Boccioni, 1911
Dying Gaul, Ancient Rome

Dying Gaul

250 BCE
Early Cycladic female figure, Aegean Civilizations

Early Cycladic female figure

3200 BCE-2800 BCE
Emma, André Breton


André Breton, 1900
Emperor Antoninus Pius, Ancient Rome

Emperor Antoninus Pius

138 CE-161 CE
Enduring Ornament, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Enduring Ornament

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, 1913
Etruscan Woman, The Etruscans

Etruscan Woman

300 BCE
Eve, François Auguste René Rodin


François Auguste René Rodin, 1880
Expanded Expansion, Eva Hesse

Expanded Expansion

Eva Hesse, 1969
Falcon of Horus, Ancient Egypt

Falcon of Horus

663 BCE
Forever Free, Mary Edmonia Lewis

Forever Free

Mary Edmonia Lewis, 1867
Gift, Man Ray


Man Ray, 1921
Glider Containing a Water Mill in Neighboring Metals, Marcel Duchamp

Glider Containing a Water Mill in Neighboring Metals

Marcel Duchamp, 1913-1915
Greenstone Mask, Teotihuacan Culture

Greenstone Mask

200 CE-700 CE
Gudea Diorite Sculpture, Mesopotamia

Gudea Diorite Sculpture

2120 BCE-2120 BCE
Gwendolyn Knight, Augusta Savage

Gwendolyn Knight

Augusta Savage, 1934-1935
Hand of Rodin with a Female Figure, François Auguste René Rodin

Hand of Rodin with a Female Figure

François Auguste René Rodin, 1917
More Themes in Art
Allegory, Themes in Art


Art to illustrate and teach

The Nude in Art, Themes in Art

The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin

Gardens, Themes in Art


Spend some time in a quiet place

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