Archivo de la categoría: pájaro

(Del ant. pássaro).
1. m. Ave, especialmente si es pequeña. (RAE)

The Duck’s Alive. The Dog’s Embarrassed. The Photo’s a Classic

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Lake in Tanzania turns animals into statues

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Nick-Brandt-Calcified-Flamingo-Lake-Natron

Lake Natron takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash, accumulated from the Great Rift valley. Animals that become immersed in the water die and are calcified.
Photographer Nick Brandt, while in Tanzania, discovered perfectly preserved birds and bats on the shoreline. “I could not help but photograph them,” he says. “No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”

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Brancusi’s bird

CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI. Bird in space. 1923. Marble. (144.1 x 16.5 cm)

“From the 1920s to the 1940s Brancusi was preoccupied by the theme of a bird in flight. He concentrated not on the physical attributes of the bird but on its movement. In “Bird in Space” wings and feathers are eliminated, the swell of the body is elongated, and the head and beak are reduced to a slanted oval plane. Balanced on a slender conical footing, the figure’s upward thrust is unfettered. Brancusi’s inspired abstraction realizes his stated intent to capture “the essence of flight.” This particular conception of “Bird in Space” is the first in a series of seven sculptures carved from marble and nine cast in bronze, all of which were painstakingly smoothed and polished.”

(http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/486757)