Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q., 1919.  

Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q., 1919.  

Lucio Fontana, Crucifixion, 1948.  Glazed ceramic, 48.6 x 31.4 x 23.2 cm (19 1/8 x 12 3/8 x 9 1/8 in).

Lucio Fontana, Crucifixion, 1948.  Glazed ceramic, 48.6 x 31.4 x 23.2 cm (19 1/8 x 12 3/8 x 9 1/8 in).

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world."

— Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann, Image of Cape Cod: The Pond Country, Wellfleet, 1961.  Oil on canvas, Walker Art Center.

Hans Hofmann, Image of Cape Cod: The Pond Country, Wellfleet, 1961.  Oil on canvas, Walker Art Center.

Lorna Simpson, Waterbearer, 1986.  Silver gelatin print with vinyl lettering, 45 x 77 x 1 1/2 in.

Lorna Simpson, Waterbearer, 1986.  Silver gelatin print with vinyl lettering, 45 x 77 x 1 1/2 in.

J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16 October, 1834, 1835.  Oil on canvas, 92 x 123.2 cm, Cleveland Museum of Art.

J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16 October, 1834, 1835.  Oil on canvas, 92 x 123.2 cm, Cleveland Museum of Art.

Germain Boffrand, Salon de la Princesse, Hotel de Soubise, begun 1732.  

Germain Boffrand, Salon de la Princesse, Hotel de Soubise, begun 1732.  

"It appears to be monumental only because it’s art."

— Christo

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76.  Nylon fabric and steel poles, 18 feet x 24 1/2 miles.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76.  Nylon fabric and steel poles, 18 feet x 24 1/2 miles.

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Jan van Eyck, Detail of the Arnolfini Portrait (Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife), 1434.  Oil on oak, 32 1/4 x 23 1/2 in, National Gallery, London.

Jan van Eyck, Detail of the Arnolfini Portrait (Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife), 1434.  Oil on oak, 32 1/4 x 23 1/2 in, National Gallery, London.

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