Saturday, March 29, 2014

Flora by Russian Artist Zinaida Serebriakova - 1935

Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova  (1884 – 1967) was among the first female Russian painters of distinction.
Know more about her in Wikipedia


Headdress Frontlet by Native American Artist Charles Edenshaw, Haida - Late 19th Century

Charles Edenshaw was a well-known master carver who was among the first Haida artists to earn a living entirely from the works he created. His specific style can be identified through his unique eye-form. The eye itself is on a well-rounded orb, with a round iris enclosed in tapered lids with well-defined rims. There is no hollowing of the socket below the eye, and the cheeks of the figure are well-rounded, intersecting with the eye socket plane. Edenshaw's oeuvre was varied, consisting of full-size and small totem poles along with settees, cradles, carved crest figures for grave monuments, and silver bracelets. His great-grandsons, Robert and Reg Davidson, continue his artistic tradition today.


Painted Terracotta Female Figure, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period - Ma'mariya, Egypt, 3500-3400 B.C.E