Here's a mercury spill that needn't be cleaned up. Spilled mercury breaks into small beads when dropped, dramatically increasing it's surface area and evaporation rate. Mercury vapor is toxic, so these small beads will bring the amount of mercury vapor in a closed room to unhealthy levels. This is why it is important to clean up spilled mercury thoroughly.
European art from the sixteenth century on and American modern art were my earliest influences as I wandered the Toledo Museum of Art from the time I was three years old. The Frick Collection (71st St. just East of Central Park) is celebrating the centenial of the Toledo Museum (possibly the worlds greatest museum.) The exhibit runs through January 5.
Primaticcio's Odysseus (1560) shares a moment of post-coital conversation with his long suffering wife, Penelope, after totally trashing Troy through terrorist tactics :
Seventy five years later Poussin serves up a different Mars with Venus surrounded by winged children:
Enjoy the show!
[from The New York Times]