Arts Everyday Living: Have You Seen the Birds?—Pigeons, Sparrows, and a White Heron

Ferdinand von Wright, From the Garden, Flowers and Birds, c. 1853-1854, oil on canvas, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

Birds have always fascinated artists, whether the familiar pigeons and sparrows depicted by Finnish painter Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) to the exotic heron interpreted with an elegance of line by Italian born, American master Joseph Stella (1877-1946).

 

Joseph Stella, The White Heron, c. 1918-1920, oil on canvas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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