Blossoming Prunus Branch, after Wang Yüan-chang (Wang Mien)
The prunus branch depicted by Baiitsu makes use of the long vertical form provided by the hanging scroll format. The branch enters the visual field from the top right, and curves downward toward the bottom of the scroll. On either side of the branch are sections of calligraphic text.
The south flank of a church is seen through the branches of leafless trees. A central tower over the entrance dominates the upper portion of the composition. In the foreground, a curving rail indicates a path leading up to the side of the building; seated just to the left of the church are several people seated on a park bench.
Artist Life Dates
1834 - 1903
Object Creation Date
Medium and Support
transfer lithograph with stumping on printed on laid paper
Architectural ceiling boss with four faces, probably from the Church of St. Andrew at Cullompton
Artist Unknown, England
This ceiling boss features four faces with traces of paint that are arranged in a radial pattern with the crowns of their heads converging on a single, central point. Two of the faces are female, identifiable by the wimples worn on their heads, while the other two, wearing small pointed caps and sporting beards, are male. The symmetrical regularity of the piece is counterbalanced by subtle asymmetries introduced by differences in detail and the sequence of facial types.
Square photograph with overall blue/black/white tones, except for full color in the center circle. In the middle there is a sphere stacked on a circle, stacked on a cube. The sphere has the image of an upside down eye, the circle has a color image of a blue eye with heavy dark lashes and the cube has an image of the eye, lid and brow portion of a face. A pair of eyeglasses are placed in front of the cube so that the eye image is seen through the left lens. Behind the stacked objects ia a large sheet of paper rolled into a conical shape.
Two large wooden chests stacked on top of each other. They each feature a set of small doors in the center with silver corners, knobs, and hinges. The top chest has an open-shelf area just underneath the table-top. The wood inlay of the chests create a geometric - square and rectangle pattern of the raised wood.
This terracotta is modeled in the shape of a ram’s head. The snout is softly modeled by hand and his two horns form coils to either side of his head. A decorative band with punch-marked floral decoration on it divides the snout from the area of the head with the spiral horns. The horns are decorated with lines and encircle a donut shaped element in the center. A floral motif is between the two above the decorative band and other punch-marked floral forms decorate his snout at the top and at each cheek. His eyes are incised in a diamond pattern with a circular center and his nostrils are simple indentations.
Marcel Duchamp Art Medal 28/100, based on Sink Stopper (Bouche Évier), 1964
A small, thin silver disk. In the center are seven convex circular protrusions (one in the center surrounded symmetrically by the six others) that appear like balls set within individual depressions. There are other less uniform depressions surrounding the center design. An incised line runs around the circumference.
This black and white photograph depicts a partial view of a nude woman's body set against a solid black background. The figure is facing away from the viewer showing only the left portion of her torso, thigh and arm.
An image of a woman in the center, painted in red and pink with her mouth wide open and bright red short hair. The same woman is repeated throughout in the same colors, but mouths are shut. The background is very busy with brown and black swirls all over.