Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Peacock Power

Umberto Bottazzi, stained glass window for Casina delle Civette, Rome, 1912

Of the 711 posts published on Animalarium up to now, this one has been the most visited by far.
So, back by popular demand, we present a new dazzling selection of Art Nouveau's favourite bird
interpreted by some of the movement's most significant artists. Enjoy!

James MacNeil Whistler, shutters of The Peacock Room1876-7

Aubrey Beardsley, from La Morte d'Arthur, 1893

two works by Camille Martin, 1894-96

Walter Crane, Fig and Peacock wallpaper, 1895

René-Jules Lalique, sketch (thanks to A polar's Bear Tale) and pendant, 1901

Jan Preisler, 1902, thanks to Peacock's Garden

Jacques Gruber, detail of Véranda de la Salle1904 

Joseph Janin, stained glass for Villa Bergeret, Nancy, 1905

Jerzy Hulewicz, cover of Polish magazine, 1917, thanks to 50 Watts 


  1. I like this bird. I chose it to become a clay money box.



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