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Mark Catesby at the Gibbes — The Little Thrush and the Dahoon Holly

by Peter Ingle

ONE OF THE FINEST PAIRS worth examining in this exhibition is the watercolor sketch and later etching of “The Little Thrush and the Dahoon Holly.” Together they demonstrate how Catesby observed, what his intentions seem to have been, and how he adjusted his art and science to complement each other. Sometimes an artist’s initial sketch captures... Read »

Mark Catesby at the Gibbes — the Bald Eagle

by Peter Ingle

THIS BOLD IMAGE of an eagle is easy to overlook because it’s right at the entrance of the exhibit where there are several other strong pieces nearby. As you first step into the room, you may even find yourself spinning around trying to decide where to start. This watercolor also hangs next to its... Read »

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It is with life as it is with art: the deeper one penetrates, the broader the view.                   
~ Johann Goethe