Marie Antoinette (2006)
Newspaper and Fruit Dish by Juan Gris, 1916. Gris has used subtle patterns and repetition of shape to create the illusion of texture in this still life.
Baby’s bony body
Newborns are a bundle of bones – more than 300 to be more precise. Over time, many of these bones fuse together. One obvious example: The 44 original, separate components of the skull, whose loose confederation allows a newborn’s head to more easily pass through the birth canal and to accommodate dramatic brain and head growth during in the first year of life outside the womb. Generally, an infant’s skull fuses together by age two to provide better protection of the brain.
Overall, the total number of bones in the body is reduced to 206 by the time humans reach adulthood.
Above is a human fetus visualized in the third trimester of pregnancy using a computed tomographic scan and volume rendering software. Courtesy of Philipp Gunz and Jean-Jacques Hublin at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany.
Harper’s Bazaar August 1949 - Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe
Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan) - Cranes, Peach Tree, and Chinese Roses. Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Both cranes and peaches are symbolic of longevity because of their association with immortals: the crane is often shown carrying an immortal on its back, and mythical peaches of immortality grow in the orchard of Xiwangmu, the queen mother of the west. The cranes and peaches thus evoke an isle of the immortals—perhaps Penglai, an auspicious paradise frequently depicted throughout East Asia.
In 1731 the Chinese artist Shen Nanpin went to Nagasaki to teach Japanese students the traditional Chinese style of realistic painting, resulting in the formation of the Nagasaki school. Even after Nanpin returned to China, many works in his style continued to be imported into Japan, influencing Japanese painting into the late Edo period.