a 17 minute film : Interpol's Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler on the making of ‘El Pintor’ (coming September 9)
Арсен Курбанов(Arsen Kurbanov)…
Rare Ethiopian Opals
Large and rare pieces of rough Welo opal. This newly discovered type of opal was found in the Welo Amhara region in Ethiopia. The colors are brilliant and rival any top grade opal in the world. Most have an incredible brightness level with hot, neon multi-colors and multiple pattern mixes. The best trait of the Welo opal is that it can be one of the brightest opals in the world.
Friedrich von Amerling, Portrait of Elise Kreuzberger. 1837, oil on canvas. Private collection.
The Library of Thorvald Boeck (1902). Harriet Backer (Norwegian, 1845-1932). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
Olaf Thorvald Boeck (1835-1901) was a Norwegian lawyer, civil servant and book collector. His library was known for its time as the largest private library in Norway. Backer’s painting incorporates only one part of the library.