Tag Archives: Bird art

Collecting Guide: Oppenheimer Editions Audubon Prints

Since its inception in 1996, our publishing company Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with major institutions [...]

Exploring Early Methods of Specimen Collection in Natural History Art

Have you ever wondered where the reference material for antique wildlife prints and paintings came [...]

The Alchemy of Nature – Using Gold in Natural History Art

While found less frequently in natural history art than other genres, gold nonetheless makes an [...]

John Gould’s Family of Hummingbirds Lithographs

John Gould’s monograph The Family of Hummingbirds is considered the crowning achievement of his illustrious [...]

Casualties of Fashion: The Contentious History of Plume Plundering

Though the idea of ornamenting oneself with a bird carcass may be a bit deterring [...]

The Birds of Paradise: One of Nature’s Most Elusive, Ostentatious, and Promiscuous Families

The Introduction of Birds-of-Paradise to the Western Imagination

Investigating Audubon’s 50 Best Watercolors

The Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Prints of Audubon's Watercolors for The Birds of America

Audubon’s Miniature Folio – The Octavo Edition of Birds of America

A survey of the technical translation of Audubon’s work from the monumental to the miniature.

A Modernist Approach to Understanding a Selection of Prints from Audubon’s Birds of America

A Discussion of Spatial and Perspectival Distortion, Challenging the Confines of the Print Perimeter, and [...]

The Controversy Surrounding Audubon’s ‘Bird of Washington’

A consideration of the complex and convoluted history of Audubon's unidentified rapacious species

Recent Acquisitions – Original Paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

A beautiful selection of original watercolor paintings by renowned artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes has recently [...]

Spontaneous Surrealism in Mark Catesby’s Artwork

An investigation of the thematic confluences between Surrealist art and Catesby’s prints

The Evolution of Audubon’s White-headed Eagle

The confluence of creative mechanisms behind Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon’s depictions of the [...]

Audubon’s Osprey

Audubon’s Osprey or Fish Hawk frequently makes its way into the top tier of Audubon’s [...]

A Comparative Analysis of the Bird Prints of Prideaux John Selby and His Contemporaries

An exploration of the creative confluences and stylistic continuities between the artwork of Selby and [...]

Audubon’s Havell Edition of the Raven and American Crow

Sensorial engagement and the challenging of object-viewer relations in Audubon's prints

Symbiosis of Art and Science in Audubon’s Pileated Woodpecker

The twofold nature of Audubon’s prints as both artistic and scientific is exemplified in his [...]

Exploring Audubon’s Woodcock – The Havell Edition

An analysis of Audubon's technical and creative approach to rendering the American Woodcock

The Abyssinian Bird Portraits of Louis Agassiz Fuertes

A consideration of the creative techniques and viewer-object relations in Fuertes's watercolors

“A Transcript from Living Nature”

An overview of the structural blueprint underlying Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology

The Interconnection between Rationality and Nonsense in Edward Lear’s Artwork

A consideration of the relationship between Lear's scientific illustrations and Nonsense-verse caricatures.