Reproduction of the famous Wood painting where a farmer and his wife stand in the foreground, the farmer looks outward and holds a pitchfork while his wife looks at him. Their farm house stands in the background. Sight: 26 3/4" x 21 3/4". http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/6565, http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Modern/pages/MOD_5.shtml
A woman holds a small Armenian bible during a service at the Holy Mother of God church in Vakifli, Turkey. Although Armenians are allowed to celebrate their traditions in Turkey, many fear asserting their ethnic origins, which means living in near silence to avoid trouble. For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.
Large orange and yellow blocks, reminiscent of buildings on a city street, recede into the distance. The horizon line is two-thirds of the way down the composition and the background is a royal blue. Sight: 35" x 20".
A small replica sculpture of a two-story pagoda split into 4 sections: foundation and ground floor, 1st story roof/2nd floor, 2nd story roof and fi nial. It is painted red,, black and white, though much of the paint is now missing. Dimensions: 27 1/4" x 13 1/8" x 13 1/8".
Japanese painting in ink on silk, mounted as a hanging scroll. There is a large plum branch depicted under the light of a large, slightly obscured, moon in the upper left corner. The scroll is signed Soin at age 81 and stamped with a seal reading Taisodo. Dimensions: entire scroll 74" x 18 1/2," painted image 42 3/4" x 13 3/4".
A Japanese painting in ink and colors on silk, mounted as a hanging scroll. It depicts a yellow oriole perched on a branch with many green leaves and five peaches. It is signed by the artist. Dimensions: entire scroll: 56" x 26," painted image: 17 1/4" x 20 1/4." For more about this artists: http://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/e/c_shiho.html.
Hand fragment of a larger statue of Amidha Buddha. This right hand, of the now lost figure, is broken off at wrist and stands upright with its fingers curled on a rectangular base. Dimensions: 10 3/8" x 6 1/8" x 6 5/8", with pedestal: 16 1/8" x 7" x 11 1/8".
Snow blankets the countryside along a road between Van and DoÄŸubayazitâ€, â€¬Turkeyâ€, â€¬close to the border with present-day Armeniaâ€. â€¬The region of Eastern Turkey is where the largest population of Turkey's Armenians had been living for centuriesâ€. â€¬The region of Lake Van was hit hard by violence during conflicts between Armenians and Turks in the late 1800s to early 1900sâ€, â€¬as well as during WWIâ€. â€¬After the deportation decree of April 24â€, â€¬1915â€ â€¬was issuedâ€, â€¬almost all of the Armenian communities in the area were wiped outâ€.â€¬ For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.
A reclining female with short blonde hair and a royal blue bikini on. Her skin is depicted in solid, stylized blocks of color in yellow, red, plumb, and orange. The background is a dull olive green. The piece is signed in the lower right.
A Chinese Chekiang celadon porcelain plate with an impressed lotus design in the center and cavatto incised with spiraling devices. It is glazed with a crackled celadon glaze in a light green tone. Diameter: 12 1/2," height: 2 3/4".
Pisa depicts a color blocked cathedral in bright tones of green, pink, yellow, red and blue with orange ground and a yellow sky. Image of Pisa Cathedral, representative of Rasmussen's travels of Europe and the study of European art and architecture [also ties to Grant Wood's influence, who also traveled to Europe three times and was heavily influenced by his travels]
A Thai Sawankhalok ware jarlet with two loop handles that connect from the neck to the shoulder of the jar. It is glazed in a greenish-gray celadon glaze with a darker, unglazed base. Dimensions: diameter: 3," height: 2 7/8".
A three-quarters profile portait of Elbert Hadley standing in a dark suit and tie with glasses and a ring on his left hand, which rests on a leather chair. There is a vase of red carnations in the background. The piece is signed in the lower left. Sight: 38" x 28".
Three, dark brown trees with scattered leaves (left) and a dirt path (right) recede into the middle ground where there is a small hut. The background is a collection of stylized trees in greens and browns. Framed: 15 1/2" x 20 1/2". http://inkteraction.ning.com/profile/JimLee