In this movie – note how fantastic these real birds of paradise are. Notice also how important their surroundings are visually. Notice how they blend in and how they stand out to appear attractive to their mate.
Make sure you click on the link – “see the exhibit here” – below the image at the bottom of the article.
For the first link, comment on the visual phenomenon of the birds of paradise.
For the second link, comment of the ways in which Baskin distorts and creates birds and bird creatures. Explain the effect his artistic choices have on meaning or overall impact.
For the third link, contrast this work with the work of Baskin and the real birds of paradise. Is there a different mood, purpose, effect? How is it created? Which do you prefer?
Post a link that has a fantastic bird (real or imagined in the style you like best.)
Spend a full hour drawing a fantastic bird and background in preparation for a painting.