Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Breakfast of the Birds
This looks like a perfect way to have breakfast: overlooking the birds outside the window -Or are the birds overlooking her? In the painting you can't see her cup, but I know she has it nestled between her hands in front of her. That's really me there, sitting at that table, you see. I've spent many a happy hour bird-watching from my home. It's harder to do now that we have an enclosed patio instead of a yard. The mess accumulates, and provides quite a build-up on the patio furniture. I missed the bird feeder so much, though, that I put out some sunflower seeds this winter. I've been enjoying cardinals, blue jays, purple finches and sparrows at that feeder and mockingbirds and sparrows at the suet feeder.
The picture is of Breakfast of the Birds, a 1934 painting by Gabriele Munter (1877-1962). She is described by Wikipedia as "a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde". You can see more of her work at The Athenaeum.
The San Diego Museum of Art has a video overview of her work:
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