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This image is one of twelve photographs from Brassaï's <em>Transmutations</em> portfolio. In this photograph, Brassaï has drawn on a negative of a female figure using the cliché-verre process. The resulting image portrays a female nude partially abstracted into geometric shapes.
Brassaï (French (culture or style))
Carnival
1934 – 1967
Museum Purchase
1971/2.150.12
This image is one of twelve photographs from Brassaï's <em>Transmutations</em> portfolio. In this photograph, Brassaï has drawn on a negative of a female figure using the cliché-verre process. The resulting image portrays a female nude partially abstracted into geometric shapes.
Brassaï (French (culture or style))
Odalisque
1934 – 1967
Museum Purchase
1971/2.150.3
This color woodcut is printed on black paper. At the center, there is a white horse with a monkey sitting on its back. Next to the monkey, there is a bright yellow object. A white figure swings from an amorphous shape, outlined in black, coming from the upper right of the image. The background is blue with a green circle to the upper left. The print is titled (l.l.) "Monkey and Lamp", numbered (l.c.) "47/50", signed and dated (l.r.) "A Ryan '45", and dedicated (l.c.) "For Felix III Christmas 1945" in white ink.
Anne Ryan (American (North American))
Monkey and Lamp
1945
Gift of Gerome Kamrowski
1979/2.128

Hans Erni (Swiss)
Femme Accroupie
1956
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kripke
1964/2.130
This print shows a very tall woman holding a large branch or small tree in her left hand against a suggestion of landscape in the background. The work is done in sketched black lines, including the woman's clothing which does not conceal her body.  Below the image is the inscription "Avec mes meilleurs voeux pour 1953"
Jean-Marie Carzou
Voeux de l'Artiste Pour 1953
1951
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
2004/1.147
A woman wearing a black hat reclines in a sketchily-rendered chair. Shown in a three-quarter view and angled towards the viewer's left, she sits quietly, looking straight ahead. She wears a fur-trimmed coat, and flexes her right hand, which is curled into a loose fist, upwards. The background is left blank.  The entire image is covered with a series of heavy diagonal slashes. <br />
Signed in the lower left of the composition, in the plate, "JTJ [the second J rendered backwards] / J.J. tissot"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
La convalescente, cancelled proof
1875
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
2004/2.164
A woman in an elaborate striped dress stands in an outdoor landscape, shading her eyes with her right hand and looking directly out at the viewer. She holds a white umbrella that dramatically frames her head (capped by a white hat) against the dark sky in the upper background of the composition. A contrasting white area of ground beneath the black sky leads into the foreground, where the woman stands at the edge of a pond surrounded by reeds and a large stalked plant.  <br />
Signed in the image, lower left, in the plate: "J.J. Tissot / 1875"
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French (culture or style))
Matinee de printemps
1875
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
2005/2.33

Mossi (Mossi)
Standing Female Figure
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2004/2.25
This double-faced sculpture has been carved from semihard wood. The male is distinguished by the beard, formed by a double row of small triangles. The female, which faces the opposite direction, shares a neck and trunk with her male counterpart. The heads are disproportionately large and both faces are ovoid-shaped, with a wide convex forehead and broad features. Their coiffures converge to form a single cone composed by stratified, semi-circular rings. A cavity on the top of the coiffure likely held medicinal substances, imbuing the figure with power. The male and female each have sharply protruding bellies, marked with round umbilici.  Both possess two sets of arms, which are detached from the body and situated on either side of their respective abdomens. Three of the four feet have broken off. The encrusted surface of the <em>kabeja</em> reveals that it was once the recipient of libational offerings.   
Hemba (Hemba (culture or style))
Power Figure
1865 – 1875
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.226
Wooden mask in the shape of human head, covered with animal skin, possibly antelope. The head is ovoid shaped with a small nose and an open mouth filled with teeth. The ears are small and there is a dark line running from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the nose. There are two raised marks on each side of the face. The top of the head is darkened and has small, wooden pegs to represent hair. 
Mask
1890 – 1959
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.243

Lisa Anne Auerbach
What's All This Talk About Dying for Revolution (Sweater)
2005 – 2009
Museum Purchase
2009/2.164A
Three nude women, perhaps on a beach, desporting themselves with towels. There are two large figures in the forground, the left most bending and seeming to gather her towel, the central figure—with back to us—holds her towel horizontally. The third figure, slightly in the distance and to the right, leans over to dry her left foot. 
Armando Morales (Nicaraguan)
Tres Banistas
1979
Gift of the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
2011/1.93
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