...Hamlet." Sparknotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Aug. 2013. .... of rationality in such a way as the elements used in the painting could mean so many things because of its complexity. However, basing it in the predicament Oedipus was going through, the Sphinx actually refers to Oedipus himself giving the painting much depth as compared to works of art that embraces realism. On the other hand, the walnut refers to Hamlet’s statement, “O God, I could be bounded in a nut-shell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams" (Hamlet, II.2.247). The bird refers to Ernst pet cockatoo when he was a child which happened to die the same night his sister was born (Kuspit, D.). With all the complex symbolism Ernst used, one would only need to dig... ? 20th Century Art The 20th century art, I would say could be summarized as the creation of art without the perception of anything mainstream. As opposed to the 18th and 19th century art that focused on principles such as neoclassicism and modernism, 20th century art still has no universal definition because artists of this period was only starting to...