Thursday, January 12, 2012

While We're On the Subject of Birds

I was on a website reading some of Darwin's letters, and saw this fantastic illustration called "Bird of Prey."
"Men, Darwin said, were – like other creatures – innately drawn to beauty, as demonstrated “by our women, both civilised and savage, decking their heads with borrowed plumes, and using gems which are hardly more brilliantly coloured than the naked skin and wattles of certain birds.”
Thinking on that.

1 comment:

  1. I am thinking on this too. The first image that came to mind was Rhombus's picture of the two birds that until recently, I always thought was one bird with two heads. My second thought is us trying on ugly suede hats with feathers at Belks. I hope your plume brooch isn't garnering too much unwanted male attention!