Friday, December 10, 2010

A Room Full of Parrots

Parrots were nearly, but not quite, as popular as peacocks as the bird of choice for decorative elements in the golden age of illustration.

Edmund Dulac — 1910

But what struck most her sight was a room full of parrots.


Annie said...

Hi Thom,
Among many Dulac favorites, this is my very, very favorite Dulac of all time. I used to have it as the "wallpaper" for my old phone. Now I have Dulac's The Bells, which fits better with the graphics on my new phone, but doesn't give me that warm, glowy feeling. There's a sense of humor in this illustration, as well as movement, sensation, and great beauty.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hi Annie--

Dulac's best is the best of the best of anybody.

Larry MacDougall said...

I couldn't agree more. There's so much to love about this piece I don't know where to begin.
Thanks Thom.

joe ackerman said...

did Edmund Dulac ever do anything that was rubbish? that is just soooo beautiful.

Michael Ostrogorsky said...

Just Spectacular!