The Treachery of Images ("Ceçi n'est pas une pipe"), René Magritte, 1928-29, Oil on canvas, 63.5 cm × 93.98 cm (25 in × 37 in), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Chestnut Bent Dublin pipe by Dunhill
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, 1968
The tale of a commune organized around a central gathering house named "iDEATH". In this environment, many things are made of watermelon sugar (though the inhabitants also use pine wood and stone for building material and fuel is made from trout oil). The landscape of the novel is always changing. Each day has a different colored sun which creates different colored watermelons, and the central building also changes frequently. - Wikipedia
The color "watermelon red" was commissioned by Anthony Lawler on Facebook and Twitter
Watermelon smoothie in a tall faceted glass.
2 cups seeded watermelon chunks
1 cup cracked ice
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Watermelon: Results of Google image search
Complacency: 1. self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies 2. an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction - Merriam Webster
1 Gallon Acrylic Latex | Eggshell Finish | Do Not Stir
Eyes open to the smarting blur you kick and wriggle against your blood and brain, gain the deep end wall tuck and shove, the world in your ears and your lungs in your face you kick and kick till your fingers luck on the shallow end wall and you burst up grinning and gasping
The color Turquoise (2 parts) was commissioned by Lesley Hamilton Frenz on Facebook
In the picture the woman wears a two-piece, scarlet wool dress by Alexander McQueen. It's sculptural, with a rounded collar dipping to a slotted neckline, fitted at the waist and skimming the knee. The woman looks dark and determined. The lampshade glows red on my desk. I glance at the upper right of my screen. 2:00 am.
The Woman in Red. Perhaps the first female costumed comic book superhero, the character was created by writer Richard E. Hughes and artist George Mandel for Thrilling Comics #2 (March 1940), published by Nedor Comics. The Woman in Red is the secret identity of policewoman Peggy Allen. Frustrated by the limitations of her job, Peggy creates a secret identity. She wears a red, floor-length coat, hood, and mask. [Source: Wikipedia]
Red Square: Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions, Kasimir Malevich, 1915. Oil on canvas, 20 7/8 x 20 7/8 in (53 x 53). State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao. Built by Ferrovial in Bilbao, Spain, 1997. Steel frame sheathed in titanium, with glass and limestone. Designed in the Expressionist Modern style, the Bilbao reads as a free sculpture of curvaceous metal-clad forms.
Silver tureen, 1757–59. Marked by Edme-Pierre Balzac (French, 1705–ca. 1786). French; Paris. H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm), W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm), L. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Balzac's tureens are notable for their highly sculptural finials; in this case, a stag is being pulled down by three hounds—perhaps an allusion to the type of stew the tureen might contain.
Gold amulet in the form of a vulture. Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period-Late Dynastic Period, c. 1000-300 BC. Width: 3.2 cm
Consecutive retinal contrast: Edouard Manet, Olympia (detail, bed). 1863. Oil on canvas 130 × 190 cm (51.2 × 74.8 in), Musée d'Orsay | Digital painting in four parts, Julia Hensley 2011
Consecutive retinal contrast: Edouard Manet, Olympia (detail 3, cat). 1863. Oil on canvas 130 × 190 cm (51.2 × 74.8 in), Musée d'Orsay | Digital painting in four parts, Julia Hensley 2011