Artifact: An object produced or shaped by sentient craft
Let's stipulate that a piece of art is first and foremost an artifact. An artifact is a thing that made or used for a purpose. Any purpose.
The artifacts presented here are mostly useless. They're generally fragile. And few are worth more than the cost of their materials (per the IRS).
Still, I find them highly evocative and meaningful. Submit yours, if you care to, to firstname.lastname@example.org, for consideration as time allows.
Oil Painting: Judy in the Stars
Oil Painting: Fauvel
Oil on Wall board @ 56" x 40"
Artist: Florentine sculptor Benvenuto Cellini
Cast Gold on Ivory base circa early 1540s.
The piece was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, in 2003.
Image: One Afternoon
Artist: David Chorlton; Phoenix, AZ
Watercolor & Pastel @ 22" x 30"
Print: Captain Ahab
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