The Wading Flamingos by Aleksander Laszenko

The Wading Flamingos by Aleksander Laszenko

The Wading Flamingos

Aleksander Laszenko

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Title

The Wading Flamingos

 
Artist
Year
1934  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
16 5/8 x 9 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil signed, lower left 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil: drzeworyt (woodcut) 1934 in lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
CAAL148 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Polish artist Aleksander Laszenko was fascinated by the landscapes, people, animals - especially birds - he came across on his extensive travels throughout Africa, the Middle East, and India. As well, “Wading Flamingos” captures his particular skill at depicting the sunlight, seen here falling on the backs of the tall birds and illuminating the shallow turquoise waters in which they forage for food.

There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two in the Old World. These pink birds can be found in warm, watery regions on many continents, and they prefer environments such as estuaries and saline or alkaline lakes; they thrive on extensive mudflats where they breed and feed. Their bent beaks allow them to suck up water and mud to get to their food sources of tiny organisms. A filter-like structure within their beaks removes food before the water and mud are expelled.

 
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