Ana Mendieta was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her “earth-body” art work. Mandieta’s work was inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (i.e. the work that shows Kahlo growing from the earth like a plant. [see page 100 in Galenson’s ‘Conceptual Revolutions’]
Apollo and Daphne, a life-sized Baroque marble sculpture by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1622 and 1625. The work depicts the climax of the story of Daphne and Phoebus in Ovid’s Metamorphoses; we see Daphne’s conversion from human to tree. While the sculpture may be appreciated from multiple angles, Bernini planned for it to be viewed side on, allowing the observer to see the reactions of Apollo and Daphne simultaneously, thus understanding the narrative of the story in a single instant, without the need to move position.