A pair of six-fold screens that depict scenes in Kyoto. The vignettes illustrate workers, festivals, boaters, figures visiting a shrine and in the street, etc. They are rendered in predominantly blues, greens, reds, and tans and are surrounded by delicate gold leaf. Dimensions: 67"x 84 3/4" x 3/4."
White and light yellow circle of paper are strung together on string in a zig-zag pattern on a board of canvas. Half way down the string is unattached from the canvas and hangs down to the floor where it pools on the floor in the puddle of paper circles. Sight: 40" x 16".
A collage of animal imagery including a wolf eating a black crow head-first and lime green, dead birds hung by their beaks on a charcoal and rust background. Sight: 46 /2" x 34". http://malyndapoulsenjones.com/home.html
A detail from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome of a portrait of a nude, young man's face with brown curls and a gray headband looking to his left. While the image is a flat reproduction, the cracks from the original are depicted cutting across the man's face. This young man is one of the many nude males that are depicted around the boarders of the main sequence of motifs in the central panel of the ceiling. He sits horizontally above God just outside of the "Creation of Adam" scene. Sight: 20 1/2" x 17 1/2". To see the original see: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sistine-chapel-ceiling-creation-of-adam-michelangelo.html and for more about Michelangelo see: http://www.michelangelo.com/buon/bio-index2.html.
A black and white cartoon of two men sitting and having a financial discussion. The caption "All you would have to do is finance the thing and I would do all the worrying" runs across the bottom. The piece is signed in the bottom right. Sight: 11 3/4" x 9 1/2". http://michaelmaslin.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=400&cntnt01returnid=15.
A photo of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is seen in the reflection of the hearse carrying his flower-covered coffin during a funeral procession in Istanbul, Turkey on January 23, 2007. Dink was shot in broad daylight outside of his newspaper's office in Istanbul. Dink, a defender of his Armenian past, was charged with breaking Law 301 of the Penal Code which makes it illegal to "insult" the Republic or being a Turk.His killer admitted that he did it because Hrant had insulted Turks. For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.
Artist's lifetime: 1867-1944 or date of piece unknown
A wintry scene of a small creek winding through a cluster of barren and snow covered trees in white, grays, blues, and greens. Sight: 26 1/2" x 36 /2". http://www.michenermuseum.org/bucksartists/artist.php?artist=237, http://www.rockfordartmuseum.org/COLLECTION/w_schofield.html
This puppet head is balding with gray-yellow hair on the sides of its head and small topknot. Its eyebrows, eyes, and mouth can all move. This puppet would play roles of elder men. Dimensions: 13 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 6". For more information about Bunraku puppets see: http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/unesco/bunraku/en/.Two other valuable resources published by Whitman College discussing its collection of Bunraku puppets include "The Doll Theatre: Bunraku Puppets in the Whitman Collection" (1995) and "Moveable Mysteries: The Immortality of Bunraku Puppet Theatre" (2009). See the Sheehan Gallery website to purchase either text.
Dark gray, white and black composition of a a serpentine ladder reaching into the sky out of a grave or trench. A few feathers float beneath it's legs. The piece is signed and dated in the lower left. Sight: 47 1/4" x 25". http://homepages.bmi.net/meitzler/
A statue stands over a grave in the Armenian cemetery in the Armenian quarter of the old city area of Jerusalem. Thousands of Armenian refugees arrived in Jerusalem after surviving deportations from Ottoman Turkey in 1915, arriving at the convents and churches for shelter. For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.
Black and white depiction of a brunette seamstress in an sweater and long skirt stands next to a mannequin, with a chair, lamp, table, and sewing machine in the background. The piece is signed in the lower right. Sight: 29 9/16" x 21 1/2". http://rogallery.com/Soyer_Raphael/soyer-biography.htm
A pastoral scene with Bennington lake in the background and golden stalks of wheat in the foreground. There are darker, rolling hills behind the lake which are offset by the bright blue sky. Framed: 39 3/4" x 28". http://www.willow-wallawalla.com/artists/leslie-williams-cain/, http://www.davidsongalleries.com/artists/cain/cain.php
Light pink and blue background with a black " X " pattern stamped in the middle. The piece is titled, signed and dated, and piece number 3/30. Sight: 16 1/2" x 22". http://finearts.luther.edu/artists/guzak.html, http://karenguzak.com/archived/
A nude female stands in three-quarter profile facing to the right, her hair is dark brown and tied up in a chignon while her arms gentle clasp in front of her hips. The piece is signed in the lower right and print number 212/300. Sight: 29 1/2" x 21 1/2". http://rogallery.com/Soyer_Raphael/soyer-biography.htm
Two large blocks of stone stand upright and hold a horizontal block several feet off the ground. Three smaller, decorative blocks of stone rest near the upright blocks, one on the left side and two on the right.
Gray, black, and blue architecture including archways, staircases, columns, etc. Masks and statues are scattered throughout with a yellow sky. The piece is signed on the plate, print number 17/51. Framed: 15" x 20". http://www.johnrossprintmaker.com/hightide, http://www.albany.edu/museum/wwwmuseum/crossing/artist23.htm
Two life like figures, one boy and one girl, play 4D tic-tac-toe while sitting on a long metal bench. The piece was commissioned with this location in mind and represents both the playful and intellectual sides of college life. http://www.richbeyer.com/, http://infinitequin.com/id8.html