Tag Archives: Birds

1914: Kotsuis and Hohhuq

Edward S. Curtis: Kotsuis and Hohhuq (Nakoaktok) (1914); “These two masked performers in the winter dance represent huge, mythical birds. The mandibles of these tremendous wooden masks are controlled by strings.” The ‘Nak’waxda’xw (or Nakoaktok) are a nation of Kwak’wala-speaking … Continue reading

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1901: More Crows

Nicholas Roerich: The Crows (1901)

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1633: Bird on a Camellia Bush

Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu [Ten Bamboo Studio collection of calligraphy and painting] (1633) “This is the earliest Chinese book printed by the technique of polychrome xylography known as douban invented and perfected by Hu Zhengyan 胡正言 (1584-1674). The … Continue reading

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1957: The Creation of the Birds

Remedios Varo: La creación de las aves [The Creation of the Birds] (1957)

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2017: Four Crows

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1929: Black Swan

Joseph Stella: Black Swan (1928-1929)

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1980: Raven and the First People

To The Haida, Raven was the Bringer of Light and before Raven the world was nothing more than a gigantic flood. Raven was the Maker of Things, as well as the Transformer, Magician and Healer. Raven was bored of the … Continue reading

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1874: The Wreckers

William Holbrook Beard: The Wreckers (1874)

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1489: Versions

      Leonardo da Vinci: Lady with an Ermine [Cecilia Galleran] (1489–1490) Awol Erizku: Lady with a Pitbull (2009) Hans Holbein: Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling [probably Anne Lovell] (c. 1526-28) Frida Khalo: Self-Portrait with … Continue reading

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1902: Orchid and Hummingbird

Martin Johnson Heade: Orchid and Hummingbird near a Mountain Waterfall (1902) The orchid pictured is Cattleya labiata (known also as the Crimson Cattleya or Ruby-lipped Cattleya), which grows in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas in northeastern Brazil. The plant … Continue reading

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