16 UMMA Objects
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A mass of small, colorful brush strokes.
Robert Goodnough (American (North American))
Gift of Gertrude Kasle
A scene in the life of Mahavira. The composition is designated a narrow strip near the left, while the rest of the page is used for text and red circles. The illustration is divided into two registers, with depictions of two women in each. The infant Mahavira is seen in his mother’s arms, at the upper left.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The Sixth Night Vigil from a Kalpasutra manuscript (fol. no. 38v), depicting two pairs of queens
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink in memory of Morris Foster
Brightly colored painting with three primary registers. The uppermost and smallest register contains a poem. The lower two are larger and similar in size. The bottommost depicts stairs, architectural structures, snakes, and flowering plants. Above, the middle register frames a seated man under a canopy-like architectural form, who reaches out to grasp the wrist of a woman. Behind her is a flowering tree, and and the far right, and open door.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Lady meeting her lover from the Rasamanjari of Bhanudatta series
1625 – 1635
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Photograph of paint cracking and peeling off a wall.
Minor White (American (North American))
Peeled Paint
1959 – 1975
Museum Purchase
The entire top portion of this painting is seemingly blank, but represents the air and atmosphere.  Below are mountains hugged by clouds and trees and vegetation in the phase of autumn.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Late Autumn Landscape
16th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A group of women gather to wash clothes in a river while a man looks on.
Kensel Franklin
Washing Clothes
20th century
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis
A blue and green mountain looms over a lake, taking up the right portion of the picture. Above and to the left is calligraphic text and three red seals. In the lake below is a boat.
Pu Ru (P'u Ju)
Red Trees on a Blue Lofty Peak
1946 – 1956
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
A lone boatman appears from behing the rocks, looking forward. Above him and slightl foregrounded arches a tree, and behind him lay a series of trees and rocks. Black dots are used to accent the rocks, and repeating patterns indicate leaves on trees. Red seals are in the lower left and lower right corners, and a third is at the end of the block of calligraphic text at top right.
Chen Huan
Boating on a River in Autumn
Gift of James J. Freeman
An abstract photograph of a detail of a wall.
Aaron Siskind (American (North American))
Museum Purchase
A photograph of a young boy standing in front of a wall. He looks up with his arms spread wide. The peeling paint on the wall creates a textured backdrop.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French (culture or style))
Valencia, Spain
Museum Purchase
The outline and reflections of a gem painted onto wood.
John Francis Torreano
Grey Gem Cut
Gift in honor of Dr. E.Bryce and Harriet Alpern, by their children
A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton (American (North American))
Untitled (Paint Cans)
1980 – 2010
Gift of H. David Zucca