Thursday, July 10, 2014


There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
~Edgar Allan Poe

Proud as a peacock to be sharing these with you today :-)

Poster by Umberto Bottazzi

Illustration from An Argosy of Fables
by Paul Bransom

Painting from the Babur Nama. National Museum, New Delhi

Fine Feathers make Fine Birds
Etching by Amalie Bauerle for "The Yellow Book," London, 1897

Peacock Spreads Its Tail

Woman with Peacocks, from "L'Estampe Moderne," Paris, 1897-99
by Louis John Rhead

La Libre Esthétique poster

Kujakuzu (Left)
by Mori Sosen, 1747 - 1821

Peacock and Dragon
designed by William Morris (1834 - 1896)

Paonmosaïque, Notre-Dame
photo by Robert Valette

Woman with peacock
by Edmond Aman-Jean


HWY said...

Watching a peacock open its tail feathers is a marvelous sight indeed. Very beautiful yet somehow threatening. Hard to explain.

These are wonderful art pieces, but I'm particularly intrigued by Edmond Aman-Jean's Woman with Peacock. The woman, with her bright yellow dress, totally upstages the peacock. Nice twist.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Some beautiful artwork here! By coincidence, I'll be including my own peacock photo (from the Philly Zoo) in my post tomorrow. Love that Poe quote too!