My acquaintanceship with Mortin Myes' began in college, where I admired his minimalist artwork - we parted ways amicably within a few years of meeting, and as I went on with my life, I wondered what had become of his. An eccentric fellow, he never quite became a household name. Indeed, he was barely known in his hometown.
It was a few months ago that I read the most peculiar thing in the newspaper - Mortin Myes' was the featured artist at the local gallery. Needless to say, I made some time to visit.
The paintings were split into groups, and each group was strangely referred to as a 'cryptic gallery'. I don't think their artistic worth was appreciated much by any other gallery-goer, but knowing Mortin's unusual tendencies, I took down some notes on each set of paintings to see if I could make head or tails of any of his work.
Below is my humble Microsoft Publisher replication of 'Cryptic Gallery 1'. Actually, it's a not-quite replication. Cryptic Gallery 1 consisted of three paintings - two shown below, and a third, very different in style to these two. I've since worked out that these first two paintings in fact describe the content of the third, so I've left that one out! The puzzle for you is - what rare object has Mortin depicted in the third painting?
I don't consider this first gallery to be particularly difficult, but I hope you enjoy this little puzzle that Mortin has made.