Venus Rising from the Sea by Gustave Moreau, 1866. Current location: Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Gustave Moreau (1826 - 1898) was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists.
Sunshine and Shadows - Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists working today. The detail, color & realism of Steve Hanks' paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child—-Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone.