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A man wearing a tunic, cape and boots stands in a minimal landscape. His walking stick seems to be falling away from him at the right as the man points upwards toward the sun's rays, as well as extends his right hand towards fire at the lower left.
René Boyvin
1539 – 1540
Museum Purchase
A landscape reduced to minimal abstract elements. The lower half of the painting is black. The upper half, various shades of white and blue. Two black squares are suspended in the white above the black. A small pale blue circle is between the squares.
Adolph Gottlieb (American (North American))
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
This print shows two rock-like forms, one below the other. On the bottom right of the top form there is an outline of two people with their arms around each other facing a yellow sun, a fish and some plants,  and perhaps a tree. 
Corita (American (North American))
In the Beginning
1947 – 1958
Gift of Mr. Thomas J. Larkin
A sailboat with its sails set aloft in the shape of two triangles is silhouetted against a cloudy sky illuminated by the sun. Reflections of the boat and sun reach into the foreground of the image toward the viewer. 
Alvin Langdon Coburn (British (modern))
The Star
1907 – 1911
Museum Purchase
This photograph depicts a hilly landscape enveloped in fog and low-lying clouds. In the foreground stands a black leafless tree.
Wynn Bullock (American (North American))
The Black Tree + Mountain
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
This six-fold screen, a half of a pair, is meant to represent six of the twelve months of the year, with keen attention paid to the birds and flowers associated with each. Although this screen bears Kano Tan’yu’s signature, it was probably created by his studio or by followers working in this famous artist’s style.
One of a pair of six-fold screens
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
There is a sparrow flying over a field of wheat. In the background is a partial red sun. There is a signature and a seal in the bottom right corner.
Nishiyama Kan'ei
Sparrow Flying over Wheat Field
1850 – 1899
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This is a drawing of a landscape. On the left are green plants in the distance and a brown hut, near the center there is a tree with green leaves, and on the right there is a yellow sun overhead. This drawing is on tan paper.
John Koch (American (North American))
Place Card (one of eleven)
1918 – 1928
Gift of Augusta M. Dillman in memory of her husband, Theodore Dillman
This work is painted in tones of red, green, dark blue, and orange/gold, against a light background. At the top is a sun with a many rays and a human face. Below this are two seated figures who are unclothed. They are seated on thrones decorated with colorful designs. One has reddish skin and is shown in profile, looking at the sun with hands raised. The other has orange skin and is seated in a lotus posiiton, facing front. Below them is a scene that shows two figures, a woman and a blue-skinned man, turned toward a half-man, half-woman figure who is seated on a tiger rug. These figures are dressed in colorful clothing and adorned with jewelry and hold various objects in their hands.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School
Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina and monk with Lakshmi-Narayana & Ardhanarishvara (fol. No. 42)
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
This painting illustrates a verse from a Digambara Jain manuscript that likens the capacity of praising the Jina to destroy sins to the way the sun obliterates darkness; it shows a sun with the face of a Jina illuminating the sky. The golden-hued Jina and the monk who venerate a Jina are nude, identifying them as belonging to the Digambara (sky-clad) sect of Jainism.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School
Jina and a monk in a landscape from a Digambara Jain manuscript
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

Georg Pencz
The Planets - The Sun (No. 4 of the series of 7 prints)
1500 – 1550
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
A woodblock print, with monochromatic black ink. The impression is good, especially given the detail of the design, although the block appears to have been worn at the outside edges.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri
20th century
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund