This post offers 8 more illustrations of the California condor from 8 books.
Last autumn, the art gallery Gagosian (Beverly Hills, California) presented Calafia, an exhibition of paintings by Walton Ford. According to the gallery’s press release:
Ford’s work explores where natural history and human culture intersect…. Using the visual language and medium of nineteenth century naturalist illustrators such as John James Audubon, Ford masters the aesthetics of scientific truth only to amplify and subvert them, creating provacative, and sometimes fanciful narratives out of facts.
The California condor appears in the exhibited paintings in both real and surreal form. Here’s a look.
Two books by author Roger Caras included black and white illustrations of the California condor by artist Charles Fracé. Here are 10 of these illustrations.
I recently stumbled upon a small treasure of a book called The Chickadees: A Contemporary Fable. While chickadees are at the center of this tale, condors play an essential part. Here are some extracts, comments, and images.
Thanks to a just-published book, excellent photographs of the California condor sculptures created in the 1970s by Erwin Hauer are now available.
This post presents 6 recent works of art, 5 of which feature the California condor.
The exceptional size of the California condor can be described with numbers and words. But a picture is better.
This post presents illustrations comparing the size of the California condor to more-familiar animals.