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Background imageSuns Collection: Diamond ring effect

Diamond ring effect seen during the total solar eclipse of 11th August 1999. This effect may be seen just before or after totality

Background imageSuns Collection: Ezekiels vision of chariot in sky and a hand in the clouds holding out a book to him, c

Ezekiels vision of chariot in sky and a hand in the clouds holding out a book to him, c.614 BC. Bible: Ezekiel II:9. One modern explanation is that Ezekiel, on of the four great Hebrew prophets

Background imageSuns Collection: Sun disk symbol with animals, Hallristningar rock carvings dating from between 1500

Sun disk symbol with animals, Hallristningar rock carvings dating from between 1500 and 1000 BC, Tanum, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageSuns Collection: SOLAR PANELS 1929

SOLAR PANELS 1929
Solar panels on the roof of a house will capture the suns heat during the summer and store it to heat the house in the bleak mid-winter. Date: 1929

Background imageSuns Collection: The Trinity, c.1464 (w/c & ink)

The Trinity, c.1464 (w/c & ink)
8678078 The Trinity, c.1464 (w/c & ink) by German School, (15th century); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; (add.info.: Place Created : Ulm, Germany; Augsburg, Germany)

Background imageSuns Collection: The Tired Gleaner, 1880 (oil on fabric)

The Tired Gleaner, 1880 (oil on fabric)
XOS5885351 The Tired Gleaner, 1880 (oil on fabric) by Breton, Jules (1827-1906); 94x63.8 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info)

Background imageSuns Collection: The Golden Hour, 1865 (w/c and gouache with graphite and scraping)

The Golden Hour, 1865 (w/c and gouache with graphite and scraping)
XOS5884176 The Golden Hour, 1865 (w/c and gouache with graphite and scraping) by Palmer, Samuel (1805-81); 25.6x35.4 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageSuns Collection: Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple

Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple
8588950 Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Queen of Egypt of the IV dynasty)

Background imageSuns Collection: Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587388 Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageSuns Collection: Explorers in the african desert look at the eclipse. 1888 (engraving)

Explorers in the african desert look at the eclipse. 1888 (engraving)
7305339 Explorers in the african desert look at the eclipse. 1888 (engraving) by Roux, George (1853-1929); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSuns Collection: R for King and Queen -s for Sun and Selena (the Moon), ca. 1920 (print)

R for King and Queen -s for Sun and Selena (the Moon), ca. 1920 (print)
8600180 R for King and Queen -s for Sun and Selena (the Moon), ca. 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume")

Background imageSuns Collection: Silhouette of woman playing Golf, 1930-40 (b/w photo)

Silhouette of woman playing Golf, 1930-40 (b/w photo)
3671554 Silhouette of woman playing Golf, 1930-40 (b/w photo) by Armstrong Roberts, H. (1883-1947); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: by H)

Background imageSuns Collection: Landscape, 1841 (watercolour on paper)

Landscape, 1841 (watercolour on paper)
7528570 Landscape, 1841 (watercolour on paper) by Danby, Francis (1793-1861); 29x22 cm; Gallery Oldham, UK; (add.info.: From the Charles Lees Collection By Francis Danby (1793-1861)

Background imageSuns Collection: Dover, date unknown (watercolourand pencil on paper)

Dover, date unknown (watercolourand pencil on paper)
7528545 Dover, date unknown (watercolourand pencil on paper) by Havell, William (1782-1857); 45x62 cm; Gallery Oldham, UK; (add.info.: From the Charles Lees Collection By Attrib)

Background imageSuns Collection: S for Sun and Selena (the moon), around 1920 (print)

S for Sun and Selena (the moon), around 1920 (print)
8600183s for Sun and Selena (the moon), around 1920 (print) by French School, (20th century); 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet du bal costume", Hachette, publisher)

Background imageSuns Collection: Sekhmet, Horus Temple, Edfu

Sekhmet, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587464 Sekhmet, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu, city located on the left bank of the Nile between Aswan and Luxor Temple of Edfu)

Background imageSuns Collection: The solar system: Theory of the seasons, 1865 (colour engraving)

The solar system: Theory of the seasons, 1865 (colour engraving)
7241700 The solar system: Theory of the seasons, 1865 (colour engraving) by Bartholomew, John (1831-93); Private Collection; (add.info.: Engraved by J)

Background imageSuns Collection: A collection of Waldeck's original artwork of Mesoamerica, Box 20 of 22, 1831 (print)

A collection of Waldeck's original artwork of Mesoamerica, Box 20 of 22, 1831 (print)
3672914 A collection of Waldeck's original artwork of Mesoamerica, Box 20 of 22, 1831 (print) by Waldeck, Johann Friedrich Maximilian von (1766-1875); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageSuns Collection: Moon Rising on -land, 1904 (oil on canvas)

Moon Rising on -land, 1904 (oil on canvas)
8610330 Moon Rising on -land, 1904 (oil on canvas) by Kreuger, Nils (1859-1930); Thiel Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; (add.info.: Painting by Nils Kreuger)

Background imageSuns Collection: Re moves on the solar boat, Luxor Temple (relief)

Re moves on the solar boat, Luxor Temple (relief)
8585929 Re moves on the solar boat, Luxor Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageSuns Collection: Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac

Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac
8586035 Beetle, emblem of royal power, site of Karnac by Egyptian; Karnak Temple, Karnak, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageSuns Collection: Unidentified woman in water, 1930-49 (b/w photo)

Unidentified woman in water, 1930-49 (b/w photo)
3671912 Unidentified woman in water, 1930-49 (b/w photo) by Armstrong Roberts, H. (1883-1947); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: by H. Armstrong Roberts); © Newberry Library

Background imageSuns Collection: Mussolini, shirtless under the sun, threshed the wheat of Agro Pontino after twenty centuries

Mussolini, shirtless under the sun, threshed the wheat of Agro Pontino after twenty centuries... (colour litho)
2783813 Mussolini, shirtless under the sun, threshed the wheat of Agro Pontino after twenty centuries... (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mussolini)

Background imageSuns Collection: Mock suns in the Arctic

Mock suns in the Arctic
Mock suns (parhelia) observed by Dutch polar bear hunters in the Arctic. Date: circa 1550

Background imageSuns Collection: 3673725

3673725

Background imageSuns Collection: Total Eclipse, c. 1770-1959 (print)

Total Eclipse, c. 1770-1959 (print)
3672415 Total Eclipse, c.1770-1959 (print) by Lee & Walker (1848-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: James Francis Driscoll collection of historical American sheet music)

Background imageSuns Collection: Two crows on a branch, 1927 (colour woodcut)

Two crows on a branch, 1927 (colour woodcut)
7411445 Two crows on a branch, 1927 (colour woodcut) by Koson, Ohara (1877-1945); 36.5--23.9 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (add.info.: by Ohara Koson, part of the shin-hanga)

Background imageSuns Collection: Fishing boats at sunset, 1900-36 (colour woodcut)

Fishing boats at sunset, 1900-36 (colour woodcut)
7411812 Fishing boats at sunset, 1900-36 (colour woodcut) by Koson, Ohara (1877-1945); 22.4--34 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (add.info.: by Ohara Koson, part of the shin-hanga)

Background imageSuns Collection: Raja Man Singh, 19th century (gouache on paper)

Raja Man Singh, 19th century (gouache on paper)
7394131 Raja Man Singh, 19th century (gouache on paper) by Indian School, (19th century); 55.9x40.5 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; (add.info.: Associated person(s): Man Singh

Background imageSuns Collection: Sunset on the pond in the countryside, 19th century (Watercolor on paper)

Sunset on the pond in the countryside, 19th century (Watercolor on paper)
7393497 Sunset on the pond in the countryside, 19th century (Watercolor on paper) by Ravier, Auguste Francois (1814-95); 23 x 32 cm; Fondation Glenat, Grenoble, France; © Fonds Glenat

Background imageSuns Collection: Luna sulle tavole di un'osteria, 1884, Mario de Maria (painting)

Luna sulle tavole di un'osteria, 1884, Mario de Maria (painting)
7063091 Luna sulle tavole di un'osteria, 1884, Mario de Maria (painting) by Marius Pictor (Mario de Maria) (1852-1924); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Lazio

Background imageSuns Collection: Madonna of the Magnificat, 1483 circa, (tempera on wood)

Madonna of the Magnificat, 1483 circa, (tempera on wood)
7146315 Madonna of the Magnificat, 1483 circa, (tempera on wood) by Botticelli, Sandro (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) (1444/5-1510); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageSuns Collection: Boeing 757-225 N907AW

Boeing 757-225 N907AW Phoenix Suns (msn 22691, line number 155), of America West. Date: circa 2000

Background imageSuns Collection: Audience scene of Darius I, detail, Persepolis, Iran (stone)

Audience scene of Darius I, detail, Persepolis, Iran (stone)
7071312 Audience scene of Darius I, detail, Persepolis, Iran (stone) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: Audience scene of Darius I, detail, Persepolis)

Background imageSuns Collection: The treasury, Persepolis, Iran (photo)

The treasury, Persepolis, Iran (photo)
7071311 The treasury, Persepolis, Iran (photo) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: The treasury, Persepolis, Iran); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageSuns Collection: View of the treasury, Persepolis, Iran (photo)

View of the treasury, Persepolis, Iran (photo)
7071301 View of the treasury, Persepolis, Iran (photo) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: View of the treasury, Persepolis, Iran); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageSuns Collection: Seckmet with sun disc, 18th dynasty, from Karnak (grey granite)

Seckmet with sun disc, 18th dynasty, from Karnak (grey granite)
7062634 Seckmet with sun disc, 18th dynasty, from Karnak (grey granite) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); Luxor Museum of Ancient Art, Egypt; (add.info.: Seckmet with sun disc, 18th dynasty)

Background imageSuns Collection: Detail of the pillars of the Apadana palace, Persepolis, Iran (stone)

Detail of the pillars of the Apadana palace, Persepolis, Iran (stone)
7071336 Detail of the pillars of the Apadana palace, Persepolis, Iran (stone) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: Detail of the pillars of the Apadana palace)

Background imageSuns Collection: Reliefs on the Tachara palace or private residence of Darius in Persepolis, Iran (stone)

Reliefs on the Tachara palace or private residence of Darius in Persepolis, Iran (stone)
7071319 Reliefs on the Tachara palace or private residence of Darius in Persepolis, Iran (stone) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis

Background imageSuns Collection: Stele discovered in Tell El-Amarna representing Akhenaten, 18th dynasty, polychrome limestone

Stele discovered in Tell El-Amarna representing Akhenaten, 18th dynasty, polychrome limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo
7058368 Stele discovered in Tell El-Amarna representing Akhenaten, 18th dynasty, polychrome limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Background imageSuns Collection: The gate of all nations, Persepolis, Iran (photo)

The gate of all nations, Persepolis, Iran (photo)
7071333 The gate of all nations, Persepolis, Iran (photo) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: The gate of all nations, Persepolis, Iran); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageSuns Collection: Ancient column with relief in Persepolis, Iran (stone)

Ancient column with relief in Persepolis, Iran (stone)
7071310 Ancient column with relief in Persepolis, Iran (stone) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: Ancient column with relief in Persepolis)

Background imageSuns Collection: The throne hall or hall of hundred columns, Persepolis, Iran (photo)

The throne hall or hall of hundred columns, Persepolis, Iran (photo)
7071296 The throne hall or hall of hundred columns, Persepolis, Iran (photo) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: The throne hall or hall of hundred columns, Persepolis)

Background imageSuns Collection: Ancient column with relief in Persepolis, Iran (photo)

Ancient column with relief in Persepolis, Iran (photo)
7071294 Ancient column with relief in Persepolis, Iran (photo) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: Ancient column with relief in Persepolis)

Background imageSuns Collection: Surya, 1100-1200, (black shale)

Surya, 1100-1200, (black shale)
7130113 Surya, 1100-1200, (black shale) by Indian School, (12th century); Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Surya, 1100-1200, Pala period, black shale, from eastern India, V&A Museum)



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"Suns: A Kaleidoscope of Celestial Wonders and Artistic Inspirations" From the mesmerizing Diamond Ring Effect during a solar eclipse to Ezekiel's awe-inspiring vision of a chariot in the sky with a hand extending from the clouds holding out a book, they have captivated human imagination for centuries. Dating back to ancient times, the Sun Disk symbol adorned with animals has been found on artifacts, showcasing our ancestors' reverence for this celestial body. Hallristningar rock carvings from 1500 depict sun-related motifs that continue to intrigue archeologists and historians alike. Innovation took flight in 1929 when solar panels were first introduced, harnessing the power of sunlight to generate electricity. This breakthrough technology marked a significant milestone in our quest for sustainable energy sources. The Arctic's ethereal landscape occasionally gifts us with mock suns - breathtaking optical phenomena that create illusions of multiple suns adorning the icy horizon. These surreal occurrences remind us of nature's ability to astonish and mystify. Throughout history, artists have sought inspiration from the majestic sunsets and dawns. From "Total Eclipse" prints capturing rare astronomical events spanning over two centuries to vibrant color woodcuts like "Two Crows on a Branch" or "Fishing Boats at Sunset, " these works evoke emotions tied closely to our relationship with sunlight. Raja Man Singh's intricate gouache painting transports us into an enchanting world where golden rays dance upon his canvas while "Sunset on the Pond in the Countryside" delicately painted using watercolors invites viewers into serene landscapes bathed in warm hues. Artists like Mario de Maria immortalized lunar beauty juxtaposed against tavern tables through their masterful brushstrokes as seen in "Luna sulle tavole di un'osteria. " Meanwhile, Renaissance painters such as Madonna of Magnificat captured divine radiance emanating from religious depictions, highlighting the sun's symbolic significance in religious art.