Manifest destiny, the belief that Americans were divinely ordained to be the masters of the continent from sea to shining sea created enormous demand for paintings of a West most art patrons had yet to see for themselves. In Celtic tradition, the Western Sea held the Blessed Isles, the place to which one traveled after death where you were forever young and happy; in short, heaven was a physical place and it was located in the West. Many Americans and would-be Americans had the same idea. This is not a painting about how day dies and takes a piece of...
Created by: Bierstadt, Albert
Automatic. Right grip: Black partially checkered composition with "ERIKA" on it. Nickel plated. Left grip: Black smooth plastic. . 8 oz. 5-shot mag.
Eugenia has an Armand Marseille bisque head with Titian hair and brown eyes. The notes say she is wearing a "Gabriel"; I have not been able to find this term in any books on fashion, or anywhere online. The notes do not provide her source for the information. So I'm guessing a little. She is wearing a peach taffeta and lace Gabriel and cape over a hoop skirt. It is trimmed in the still popular braid, this time in black, and has buttons down the entire length of the center front. Hoops continued to be broad in the 1860s...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles
Among the earliest figures Rodin modeled for the monumental The Gates of Hell, his unfinished masterpiece, were Adam and Eve. Not so much part of the door itself, as he intended that to be based on Dante's work, he instead intended to use them as jamb figures on either sides of the doors, just as medieval cathedrals had used Old Testament characters in that fashion. Most artists of his time presented Eve as an idealized beauty, but as one art historian pointed out about Rodin's Eve: Rodin's Eve made an exceptional departure from the taste for perfected anatomies. With large...
Created by: Rodin, Auguste