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.
Modern Dongba painting. Winter is a time to celebrate after the harvest's hard work. Bonfires dye the sky red. In the Naxi view, the best way to enjoy this wonderful time is to drink freely and to sing and dance to the heart's content. Under such romantic circumstances, young men and women will court each other with song in the quiet woods, with animals and the moon as witnesses to their love. The dongbas say "singing and dancing gives people long lives; happiness makes life beautiful."
Two tall, thin rust-colored beams adjoin together to form a triangle while another beam is held horizontally between on of the other standing beams and small triangle on the ground. The piece is welded together with large rivets. Kelly is from Oregon City, Oregon and draws inspiration from ancient and contemporary sources. http://elizabethleach.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=129, http://culturemob.com/lee-kelly-at-the-portland-art-museum
A colorful sketch of Memorial Building and its clock tower surrounded by shrubs and trees. The piece is signed and dated in the lower right. Sight: 6" x 4 1/2", Framed: 11" x 9". http://www.northgallerydesign.com/Site/News.html, http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2008/01/val-lewton-blogathon-evening-class.html
A blond reclining nude, lies on her stomach on an unkempt bed with her hair tied up and bathing suit tan lines. A yellow rose lies on the floor below her. The piece is signed and dater in the lower right and print number 19/200. Sight: 20" x 26 1/2". http://rogallery.com/Ramos_Mel/Ramos_Mel-biography.htm, http://www.londonartsgroup.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=405
A man's face in black, white, red and yellow on a mustard yellow background. The man's left eye is missing and he has a large fish dangling from his mouth. The piece is signed and dated on the plate. Framed: 15" x 20". http://www.edwmartinez.com/
A Thai Sawankhalok stoneware, globular, jar with two loop handles from its short neck to shoulder. It is decorated with in a gray crackled glaze and has two incised rings running around the middle. Diameter: 5 1/2," height: 5 1/4".
Original 1821 or printed later in the 19th Century
A black and white, intimate battle scene where one large muscular man in classical armor attacks three other figures with a shield and spear. His back is to the audience but his face is visible in profile. The background is made up of a confusion of bodies and weapons. Sight: 16 1/2" x 12". http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/harvey_william_assassinationoflsdentatus.htm,
Girl in black and white wearing a double-breasted coat and bow in hair, two comets in background. Text at the bottom reads: "When she was a child in Hyannis, she saw Halley's comet. She always remembered the comet. She was Stella by starlight." Framed: 20" x 15". http://www.jerseyarts.com/ArtistGallery.aspx?ID=32, http://asunews.astate.edu/BG~GalleryTalkBrodskyEdwards10.htm
Colorful, abstract, line pattern with two large X's in the center in dark blue and yellow with red background colors. The piece is signed and dater in the lower right, titled, and print number 9/120. Sight: 22 1/4" x 29". http://finearts.luther.edu/artists/guzak.html, http://karenguzak.com/archived/