Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Inspiration XIV

    Gertrude Käsebier. The Picture Book, 1902. Taken from the book ‘The Woman’s Eye’, Anne Tucker (ed.), Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1973

Calendrier Magique (October),  Manuel Orazi, 1895

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868–1928), The Fort, 1925-26

Claudio Bravo, Khabyas, 2002, oil on canvas

Did you know that Cranes were widespread in the UK until the 17th Century? They were over-hunted for food and their wetland habitats were drained and destroyed until they finally died out. Lots of town, village and field names with ‘cran-’ in them are actually derived from ancient names related to cranes.
Here’s a juvenile in Slimbridge Wetlands where over the last 5 years they have been slowly and carefully rearing 100 crane chicks and releasing them back into the Severn estuary. We saw a wild one from the hides that look out over the river.

Israel Hershberg (b. 1948), Maariv, 2000. Oil on canvas mounted on wood, 21.1 x 26.9 cm

The Blind Man - Saturnino Herrán 1904

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