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W16 Lambropoulos - MODGREEK 350 / AMCULT 311 / COMPLIT 372 - The Greek Life

Greek cultural influence

Kurt Seligmann<br><em>The Riddle, Plate 4 from 'The Myth of Oedipus'</em><br>1944<br>etching | off-white wove paper<br>Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)<br>1986/2.97.4
British<br><em>Greek Athletes</em><br>1800 - 1849<br>graphite and wash | white paper<br>Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke<br>1949/1.125
Black chalk drawing with white highlights on a brown colored background. Four female figures, dressed in classical style drapery, standing in various poses playing a tamborine. One (small) with arms down at her side; one (medium) in profile, with arms outstretched; and two large figures, facing front, showing the motions of hitting the tamborine.
Frederic Leighton<br><em>Study for 'The Dance'</em><br>1878 - 1888<br>black and white chalk | brown wove paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1981/2.131
Gerhard Marcks<br><em>Orpheus Series. NO. 2: Orpheus Singing</em><br>1948<br>woodblock | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1953/2.46
Charles Schlickum<br><em>Mountain Landscape</em><br>1800 - 1869<br>oil | artist's board<br>Gift of Ralph R. Rupp, Ph.D, Emeritus Professor, The University of Michigan<br>1996/2.39
Böttger<br><em>Walhalla</em><br>19th century<br>albumen print | paper<br>Gift of W. Howard and Margaret Bond<br>1991/1.115
This black and white print shows a nude woman and young boy with wings within an oval shape.The woman is lounging on a draped surface and has her arm around the boy. He is facing toward her and pushing an arrow against her left breast. Other smaller scenes surround these figures including, a woman in a chariot drawn by swans; a man and a woman conversing in a forest; two figures in a landscape scene and two birds nestled together. Outside the oval in the corners of the work are hearts, flaming arrows and roses . At the bottom is Latin lettering.
Hendrick Goltzius<br><em>Venus and Cupid</em><br>1591 - 1601<br>engraving | laid paper<br>Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund<br>1998/2.17
Two women accompanied by a pair of putti appear seated in the foreground of this painting. On the left sits a winged woman crowned with a laurel wreath and wearing a long white robe and a vivid ocher-colored mantle. She leans on a globe while cradling a large book in her right arm to which she points with her left hand. In her right hand she holds a compass. A putto peeks from beneath her mantle, and a viol is visible beneath the globe. The other woman sits on a cloud. She wears a golden crown and a richly colored blue mantle. She grasps a lyre with her left hand and leans toward the woman seated next to her, gesturing in the direction of the book with her right hand. A second putto stands near her left shoulder holding a gold circlet in his left hand. The background is filled with glimpses of neoclassical architecture, including fluted columns and a facade with a row of Ionic columns supporting an entablature.
Sebastiano Conca<br><em>Fame and Erato, Muse of Love Poetry</em><br>1720 - 1730<br>oil | canvas<br>Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern<br>1987/1.159
Abstracted, organic shapes in black and gray tones flow through the top three-fourths of the composition. Some small, thumbnail like lines are embedded into the shapes in the center right. A small reddish-colored shape is in the middle of the composition.
Don Fink<br><em>Apollo - Series II</em><br>20th century<br>aquatint | paper<br>Gift of Herbert and Nancy Berhard.<br>1976/2.95
Arnold Newman<br><em>George Grosz, from "Portraits"</em><br>1942 - 1972<br>gelatin silver print | paper<br>Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952<br>2000/2.138.2
Carl Milles<br><em>Diana</em><br>1900 - 1955<br>bronze<br>Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Kahn<br>1958/1.58
Pablo Picasso<br><em>Minotaure vaincu (Minotaur Defeated by Youth in Arena), from La Suite Vollard</em><br>1933<br>etching | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1957/1.118

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