Subject Vs. Object

The word subject lends a connotation that the piece is a living entity. The word object lends a connotation that the piece is an inanimate entity. It the job of the audience of this gallery to make a decision about which category they believe each piece belongs.

Cow's Skull with Calico Roses, Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887-1986), 1931, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
Georgia O'Keeffe is a personal favorite of mine. Studying her life and work was both enlightening and entertaining . Her style of painting simply revolutionary
Peaches, Grapes and Cherries, George Henry Hall, ca. 1860-1870, From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
This painting holds a special importance to me because i owned a print of this painting.
The Ungrateful Man 'The whole court was filled with confusion, though the animals, with no attempt t, Norman Rockwell, 1917, From the collection of: Norman Rockwell Museum
I have been interested in Norman Rockwell ever since I found out we shared our last name. I would not name him as an inspiration for my interest in art, but he did help to spike my enthusiasm.
Snow Fields (Winter in the Berkshires), Rockwell Kent, 1909, From the collection of: Smithsonian American Art Museum
This is the first piece in the gallery to include a landscape. Could it possibly blur the line between "subject" and "object"? . . . .
An Andalusian dog. Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali (1928) from the series Speachless posters, Patrycja Orzechowska, 2000, From the collection of: Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
This piece was made by Patrycja Orzechowska (Polish) for a screenplay that was the collaborative effort of Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel.
Equestrian Statuette of King Augustus III of Poland, first half of the 19th century, From the collection of: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Keeping with the Polish theme... this statuette is odd when trying to categorize it... Is it a "subject", or an "object"?
Territorio de los seminoles, Florida, Estados Unidos, Graciela Iturbide, 1998, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
Growing up in Jacksonville and now attending college in Tampa, anything representing Florida will have a special place in my heart.
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