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With the Elegance of Courtiers: Oudry's Graceful Animals
For me, one of the most revealing aspects of this fascinating exhibition were the many "Claras" in porcelain and other precious materials that brought up the last segment of the great animal parade. Witty and endlessly inventive, they called ...
Aug 28, 2007
Randa, Meet Clara. Clara, Randa.
Next time you visit the L.A. Zoo, keep an eye out for special signs on the exhibits featuring animals represented in Oudry's Painted Menagerie...
Aug 4, 2007
Oudry's Landscapes
An important aspect of Jean-Baptiste Oudry's art that is present but not emphasized in Oudry's Painted Menagerie is the role of landscape in his compositions. As a painter of hunting subjects, Oudry had to portray not only animals, but also the forests...
Jul 3, 2007
Connecting to Ourselves Through Animals
I am continually amazed at the diversity of perspectives that people bring to the Los Angeles Zoo, where I work. On some occasions I overhear parents and teachers patiently explaining basics of evolution and natural selection to children, and on others...
May 17, 2007