|Roxy Paine's metal tree sculpture with a real hawk sitting in it.|
|My favorite piece in their collection.|
I really fell in love with this painting.
Oil on panel
|Andrew Newell Wyeth|
Tempera on board
"Fiercely the red sun descending / Burned his way along the heavens"
This is some of the best brushwork...I adore this painting (also see detail below).
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha" tells the story of a Ojibwa chief and his valiant struggle against evil. First published in 1855, "Hiawatha" inspired many artists, most notably Thomas Moran, The title of this painting sets the scene for Hiawatha's struggle against the magician who murdered his grandfather. Nokomis, the hero's grandmother, directs his journey across the black water to the West, where "fiercely the red sun descending/ Burned his way along the heavens." Just as the poet sought to create an indigenous American mythology, the painter imagines a mythic landscape, more emotional than real.
Portrait of a Gentleman
Oil on canvas
|Cosmetic Tube and Applicator|
Using a cosmetic palette and small stone, Egyptians ground minerals to a fine powder and mixed them with oils or fats to create cosmetics for both men and women. Kohl–eye makeup that often contained galena (a lead ore)–was used to paint the rims of the eyes (like eyeliner) as well as the lashes (like mascara). Not only was kohl a popular beauty product; it was also a remedy for inflamed eyes. Such eye makeup could be stored in a long, thin tube that held an applicator.
Cosmetic Palette in the Form of a Fish
Egyptian, Predynastic Period
Nagada II, crica 3500–3150 B.C.E.