Friday, March 03, 2006

Birds of a Feather

Roseate Spoonbill by John James Audubon from Birds of America.

Audubon was trained with famous Neo-Classicist Jacques-Louis David and used his skills to capture the and document the birds of America a scientific and artistic masterpiece. It remains one of the most important works on ornithology.

1 comment:

Jodie said...

I was fascinated with these birds as a small child -- I thought the name meant, somehow, that they ate roses (which would also account for the color) and it seemed like such wonderful thing, to have a diet of nothing but lovely flowers.

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