I love the color changes here. Slightly more orange and a deeper blue. Plus the red highlights in her hair. =-)
A plaque in the Art Nouveau style (1911). This depiction of Medusa caught my eye because it was before her hair was turned to snakes. The gold embodies the beauty she had before she betrayed Athena. I also like how there are snakes coming toward her, foreshadowing the transformation that is about to take place. The look of terror on her face shows that she is aware of the terrible mistake she made and the consequences that are to come.
Silver-plated Art Nouveau table lamp from Moritz Hacker of Vienna. Depicting an elf or fairy emerging from the water with arms outstretched as she looks at a lotus blossom in front of her. This flower doubles as a candle holder, still containing the original removable sconce. The pond and its edges are in typical Nouveau style, with swirling sinuous lines, long grassy leaves and a delightful bullrush completing the scene - 1905.