Did you know that artists used pig bladders to carry paint before tubes were invented, that the gold leaf used to gild paintings and manuscripts was made by pounding a coin into thin sheets, or that 18th-century fashion designers used… More»
It’s World Turtle Day! ‘Nuff said.
- Pendant bell: turtle, A.D. 800-1200, Pre-Columbian. Gold. Dallas Museum of Art
- Turtle Group, early 19th century, Kano Tomokazu. Wood with inlays. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, lacma
- The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark, 1613, Jan Brueghel the Elder. The J. Paul Getty Museum