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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
1992
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
2013/2.109
John James Audubon
Canada Warbler
19th century
hand-colored aquatint | paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.127
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
1835 – 1845
ink, opaque watercolor, gold | paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1985/2.138
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
1860 – 1887
ink | paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1987/1.265
Wayne Thiebaud
Bird, from the portfolio "Recent Etchings II"
1979
aquatint and etching | paper
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.28
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.
Andô Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: #107 Fukagawa, Susaki and the Jumantsubo Plain
1856 – 1857
color woodblock print | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1960/2.143
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)
1998
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Will and Joanne Potter
2013/2.294
Balinese
Fantastical Ocean Scene
1933 – 1966
ink, whte and gold pigment | paper
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna

2001/1.370
Leopoldo Méndez
Cockfight
1903 – 1958
linoleum cut | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.105
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
1967
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2013/2.349
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
1937 – 1939
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1944.1
Elliott Erwitt
Pigeons in Cobbled Street - Orleans, from "Portfolio of 15 Photographs"
1952 – 1980
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Gerald Lotenberg
1981/2.194.12

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