Composition with parrots and fruit by Jakob Bogdany

This painting shows four exotic birds perched on branches and fruit in front of a landscape of trees that leads back to a distant house.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
53 x 112 cm
Acquired in:
1950
Presented by:
E A G Birch through The Art Fund

The soft hues of the trees create a neutral backdrop for the bright colours of the rich plumage of these birds that combine in a luxurious display. This feeling of wealth is echoed in the group of grapes, figs and mangoes. The origins of this fruit also reflect the exotic homes of the birds. While the fruit emphasizes the feeling of exoticism, it also allows Bogdani to demonstrate his ability at painting different textures.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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