A-Level: Sample set of works for Identities


This is an example of a set of works that can be used for the theme of Nature in Art and Architecture.

The links associated with the objects listed below have been curated by Smarthistory, and include museum pages and other resources that we think are particularly helpful.

(SA) denotes works by specified artists + architects

(NE) denotes specified non-European works


The divine

Pre-1850: 

The Sultanganj Buddha (NE) 

Rembrandt, Raising of the Cross (SA) 

Post-1850:

F.N. Souza, Crucifixion


Portraits in 2D

Pre-1850:

Rembrandt, Self-Portrait (SA) 

Post-1850:

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait Along the Borderline (NE)


Portraits in 3D

Pre-1850:

Augustus of Primaporta

Post-1850:

Grayson Perry, Self-Portrait with Eyes Poked Out (SA) 


Gender identity

Pre-1850:

Titian, Venus of Urbino 

Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders

Post-1850:

Grayson Perry, Claire’s Coming Out Dress (SA)

Louise Bourgeois, Femme Maison


Ethnic identity

Pre-1850:

Marie Benoist, Portrait of a Negress

Post-1850:

Chris Ofili, No Woman No Cry

Adrian Piper, Decide Who You Are: Skinned Alive


Architecture

Pre-1850:

Sinan, Süleymaniye Mosque (NE) 

Post-1850:

Zaha Hadid, Heydar Aliyev Centre (SA)

Zaha Hadid, Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza (SA)

 

Cite this page as: Smarthistory, "A-Level: Sample set of works for Identities," in Smarthistory, August 17, 2017, accessed August 21, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/a-level-sample-works-identities/.