Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1913, Oil on Canvas, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
Stele of Hammurabi's code of laws, one of the first written codes of law in recorded history. Written in Akkadian, daily language in Babylon, where the stele was originally erected ~1760 BC (middle chronology). Now in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
Ajax and Achilles Playing Dice One of the Most famous Greek black-figure vases Greece, c.540 BC, by Exekias, Painted ceramic, Museo del Vaticano, Rome
The Capitoline she-wolf with the boys Romulus and Remus. Museo Nuovo in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome. This bronze statue is one of the icons of the founding of Rome 13th and late 15th century AD or c. 500 BC-480 BC
Virgin of the Rocks. 1483- 1486. Louvre, Paris, France.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, The Return of the Prodigal Son. 1662
Giacomo Balla, Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912. Oil on Canvas
Marcel Broodthaers, Casserole and Closed Mussels. 1964
Auguste Rodin Right Hand Hand of a Pianist The Mighty Hand.1880 Fascinated by the expressive power of isolated hands, Rodin studied them unceasingly, accumulating in his studio numerous studies in clay or plaster. Through hands, Rodin expresses the full range of human emotions, from anxiety to suffering, from resignation to despair. As revealing as the face, on their own they can sometimes symbolize a form of human activity, such as this Hand of a Pianist which seems to run over an imaginary keyboard with nervous energy.
Alberto Giacometti, Dog, 1951 cast in bronze in 1957