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We Love our Feathered Friends

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But, we love arbitrary holidays, like #NationalBirdDay, more. Obviously, we have our party hats on and are worshiping at the feet of our ornithologist friends.

Here are a few of our favorite birds in art history: 

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Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas

Birds as accessories! 

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Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room by James Whistler at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

Birds as passive aggressive payback!

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The Falconer by Hans Makart at the Neue Pinakothek

A badass bird with her badass bird! 

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Portrait of Giovanni de’ Medici as a Child by Bronzino di Cosimo at the Uffizi Gallery

Birds as a children’s toy! (?!? … Would not suggest)

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Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg at the Museum of Modern Art

Birds you can’t sell! (Bummer…)

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The White Drake by Joseph Crawhall at the Scottish National Gallery

Birds doing not much of anything!

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The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius at the Mauritshuis

Birds as a plot device in your best selling novel!

By: Lauren

Lauren Dare

Sr. Editor