Antonia Munroe

Rare Bird Paintings

September 19 - October 28, 2017

Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 5 & by appt

In these Rare Bird Paintings Antonia Munroe is inspired by the 16th and 17th century Mughal artists who began to record the natural world with a focus on scientific observation. Having studied Indian miniature painting in Rajasthan, Munroe remains faithful to the traditional techniques used by these artists; binding ground pure pigment and making brushes from the underside hair of a squirrel’s tail, to paint the minuscule feathers in her homage to Indian bird life. Munroe’s enduring fascination with bloc-printed textiles inspire her original stenciled designs which illuminate the borders and backgrounds.

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