Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
~from Barter by Sara Teasdale
Every Day Poems shared Sara Teasdale's Barter the other day and that's what made me think of featuring gold for Art Thursday.
Egyptian ring, between 1150 and 1069 BC
Chapel Roof; Krakow Cathedral mkII in Kraków, Poland
photo by -wit-
Gilded statues of mythological beings of the Himpahan-Forest at the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok (Thailand). In the foreground an Apsornsi, half woman, half lion. In the background a Kinnorn, half man, half bird.
photo by Manfred Werner
Pouring Liquid Gold
photo by Dan Brown, London
James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors are covered in a microscopically thin layer of gold, which optimizes them for reflecting infrared light, which is the primary wavelength of light this telescope will observe.
Image credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn
1981 24 karat gold plated DeLorean, William F Harrah Foundation National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada