Fan. Painted by Adolphe Thomasse, French. Made for Duvelleroy, Paris, (established 1827), 1905-10. Silk, painted in gouache, with metal sequins; carved, incised, and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks and guards with piqué (inlaid) paste.
oakland-based artist elise creates beautifully-painted nature themes … and i’m in love. the top image reminds me of looking up through the pines at the stars while camping. and the lower image has a more earthbound — but still star-gazing — feel.
Rina Banerjee (Indian, b. 1963), Eastern luxury made from plant herbs, flowers, essence and stimulating mushroom she ascended medicated and mysterious to her others, 2012. Gouache, ink, metallic ink and glitter on paper, 76.2 x 57.1 cm.