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

Greek cultural influence

Kurt Seligmann
The Riddle, Plate 4 from 'The Myth of Oedipus'
etching on off-white wove paper
22 5/8 in. x 15 1/2 in. ( 57.5 cm x 39.4 cm )
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)
Greek Athletes
graphite and wash on white paper
11 in. x 16 15/16 in. ( 28 cm x 43 cm )
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke
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
Study for 'The Dance'
black and white chalk on brown wove paper
9 5/16 in. x 12 1/2 in. ( 23.7 cm x 31.7 cm )
Museum Purchase
Gerhard Marcks
Orpheus Series. NO. 2: Orpheus Singing
woodblock on paper
11 ⅛ in x 5 11/16 in (28.26 cm x 14.45 cm);18 ⅛ in x 13 ½ in (46.04 cm x 34.29 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Charles Schlickum
Mountain Landscape
oil on artist's board
11 15/16 in. x 10 in. ( 30.4 cm x 25.4 cm )
Gift of Ralph R. Rupp, Ph.D, Emeritus Professor, The University of Michigan
albumen print on paper
6 in x 8 7/16 in (15.24 cm x 21.43 cm);9 7/16 in x 12 11/16 in (23.97 cm x 32.23 cm);15 in x 18 1/8 in (38.1 cm x 46.04 cm)
Gift of W. Howard and Margaret Bond
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
Venus and Cupid
engraving on laid paper
13 1/4 in. x 9 15/16 in. ( 33.7 cm x 25.2 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
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
Fame and Erato, Muse of Love Poetry
oil on canvas
24 3/4 in. x 31 in. x 2 in. ( 62.87 cm x 78.74 cm x 5.08 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
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
Apollo - Series II
aquatint on paper
19 1/2 in. x 25 11/16 in. ( 49.5 cm x 65.2 cm )
Gift of Herbert and Nancy Berhard.
Arnold Newman
George Grosz, from "Portraits"
gelatin silver print on paper
18 1/8 in. x 14 in. ( 46 cm x 35.6 cm )
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
Carl Milles
20 1/16 in x 11 ⅝ in x 7 ½ in (50.96 cm x 29.53 cm x 19.05 cm);20 1/16 in x 11 ⅝ in x 7 ½ in (50.96 cm x 29.53 cm x 19.05 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Kahn
Pablo Picasso
Minotaure vaincu (Minotaur Defeated by Youth in Arena), from La Suite Vollard
etching on paper
13 5/16 x 17 1/2 in. (33.8 x 44.4 cm)
Museum Purchase


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