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PROMETHEAN BOLDNESS

PROMETHEAN BOLDNESS

Over the last three years German artist Nikola Irmer has been producing striking paintings of exotic birds that were trapped and stuffed in the nineteenth century and have rarely seen the light of day since. These 'birds with attitude' are in the Natural History Museum in Berlin, literally stuffed in cupboards, but are now enjoying a new lease of life in oils on canvas. This show is the first time these paintings have been shown in the UK. 

The exhibition continues until 6 November 2011, Thursdays to Sundays 2-7pm
View online pdf catalogue

"... she has produced quite remarkable group portraits of birds ... imbuing some with a quirky humour, others with gravitas, some with ferocity and others with sheer nonchalance."
Read Anne James in the Oxford Times

"... she felt compelled to devote herself to drawing and painting these forlorn but dignified subjects ... (with) a belief in the power of painting as a medium of transformation."
Read Clare Carswell's review of the show

Supported by Blake Lapthorn -
Leading law firm in Oxford, personal planning and inheritance specialists. www.bllaw.co.uk
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