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This work is an example of provocation with a purpose.
Divinity in stone, an early Buddha from Mathura.
How to impress your courtiers: a lesson from the Kingdom of Benin
With its almost sculptural surface and dazzling range of textures, this painting once reduced van Gogh to tears.
These works explore questions of divinity, gender identity, ethnicity, and the urban environment.
Promoting Mao as a revolutionary leader, this portrait melds Chinese landscape convention with socialist realism.
Beautiful women and loving couples adorn this temple. Together, they symbolize fertility, growth, and divine union.
Tuffery’s iconic “tinned bull” addresses contemporary concerns about ecological health and food sovereignty
Caught in a moment of his dance, this many-limbed figure embodies Hindu ideals of beauty and physical perfection
Neshat’s series examines the complexities of women’s identities in the Middle East’s changing cultural landscape.
Inheritor of an ancient concrete tradition, Hadid also refers to early 20th-century utopianism in her museum design.