Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Birds of a Feather

What is it about the bird which inspires awe and art. With Olivia's project taking flight, literally and figuratively, I wondered about other artists who have painted birds. Of course James Audubon is important as his illustrations cross from didactic to artistic. Another that came to mind was Fred Tomaselli's great bird collages, where he combines smaller elements and crafts them into a cohesive image. that came to mind was Picasso. His Dove of Peace, which he drew multiple ways, has taken on an iconic status.

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