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"Green Parrot on Perch": Bird Term of the Day

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Amazon parrot Van Gogh 
Vincent Van Gogh painted Green Parrot on Perch in 1886 using a stuffed Amazon parrot as a model.

Green Parrot on Perch: (oil painting) Legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) painted more than starry nights, he actually painted a parrot in 1886. (And it looks like a double-yellowheaded Amazon to me.) The parrot he used as an example was, unfortunately, stuffed. It was part of a series of three paintings that he did using stuffed birds as models – a parrot, an owl and a kingfisher – to get an understanding of their anatomy. He painted them while he was in Paris. Sadly, it seems that this painting is in a private collection so you can’t go and see it at a museum. If you would like to see more painting by Vincent Van Gogh, then check out the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands.

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Van Gogh had a way of bringing even lifeless birds into brilliant, beautiful life.
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 6/26/2011 1:54:58 PM
Beautiful picture
valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 2/27/2011 9:20:30 PM
Jay, Mission Viejo, CA
Posted: 2/22/2011 10:10:29 AM
Beautiful painting!
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 2/21/2011 12:57:27 PM
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