W17 Kirsch - ANTHRCUL 440 - Environmental Anthropology

Welcome to the Anthropocene/ Birds and Humans

This photograph depicts a downward view of a person’s lap and hands, which hold a bird nest with four small eggs inside.
Keith Carter
Bird Nest & Eggs
gelatin silver print on paper
15 in x 15 in (38.1 cm x 38.1 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
John James Audubon
Canada Warbler
hand-colored aquatint on paper
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Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
The Hindu God Ganesha sits atop a large white bird (a stork?). He holds the following objects in three of his four hands: a sword, lotus flower, and prayer beads. The stork also has a string of beads hanging from its beak. The landscape is plain and green, and a stream of water flows below.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Elephant-Headed Figure on a White Bird
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
8 3/8 in x 8 in (21.2 cm x 20.3 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 3/8 in (49.37 cm x 36.51 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
This painting inculdes the seal of the artist Ren Xun. A crane stands in the foreground, with it's head and beak turned toward the viewer, revealing a patch of orangish red on its face. A pine tree arches across the background above.
Ren Xun (Jen Hsün)
Crane, Pine and Bamboo
ink on paper
56 3/8 in x 15 7/16 in (143.19 cm x 39.21 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Wayne Thiebaud
Bird, from the portfolio "Recent Etchings II"
aquatint and etching on paper
23 in x 29 13/16 in (58.5 cm x 75.7 cm);26 1/16 in x 32 1/16 in (66.2 cm x 81.5 cm);23 in x 29 13/16 in (58.5 cm x 75.7 cm);9 15/16 in x 12 3/8 in (25.3 cm x 31.5 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
This vertical print frames a view of a landscape with an up close view of a bird in the upper right corner that takes up about thirty percent of the image.<br />The viewer is positioned alongside the bird, circling the sky above the twin peaks of a mountain. A crate floats in the water below while smaller birds flocking around it.  Snow covers the ground.<br />The signature and title markings are in the upper right corner, and in the middle along the left side above the landscape.
Utagawa Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: #107 Fukagawa, Susaki and the Jumantsubo Plain
color woodblock print on paper
13 7/8 in x 9 5/16 in (35.24 cm x 23.65 cm);19 3/16 in x 14 1/4 in (48.74 cm x 36.2 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
An elderly couple seated on a park bench with pigeons at their feet. There is a close-up of a hand on the left hand side that is feeding a white pigeon, mid-air.
Louis Stettner
Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg (Elderly Couple Feeding Birds)
gelatin silver print on paper
13 1/2 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 34.29 cm x 34.93 cm )
Gift of Will and Joanne Potter
Fantastical Ocean Scene
ink, whte and gold pigment on paper
13 7/16 in x 23 1/16 in (34.2 cm x 58.6 cm);13 7/16 in x 23 1/16 in (34.2 cm x 58.6 cm);12 1/8 in x 21 1/16 in (30.8 cm x 53.5 cm)
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
Leopoldo Méndez
linoleum cut on paper
12 x 16 1/2 in. (30.48 x 41.91 cm);22 1/16 x 28 1/8 in. (56.04 x 71.44 cm);19 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (50.17 x 65.25 cm)
Museum Purchase
Photograph of the interior of a bar. A large taxidermy bird sits on a table in the center of the composition. The walls are decoratively painted. Outside, two children look in through the screened windows.
Danny Lyon
Bar on the Beach
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Centered on the page of this print are two figures. They are dressed in white shirts, with red capes over their left sholders and matching pants, both trimmed in blue. Both figures are also wearing red cone-shaped headdresses that have a large circular decoration attached with red and blue concentric circles. Both figures are faceless and have black hair. The figures hold black round objects. They are depicted in movement.
Carlos Mérida
Danza de los Quetzales
lithograph on paper
16 7/8 in x 12 1/2 in (42.86 cm x 31.75 cm)
Museum Purchase
Elliott Erwitt
Pigeons in Cobbled Street - Orleans, from "Portfolio of 15 Photographs"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in. x 19 15/16 in. ( 40.7 cm x 50.7 cm )
Gift of Gerald Lotenberg


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