Milton Avery’s Fantail Pigeon: “I’ve always loved the way Avery concisely represents this 3-D figure in a very 2-D manner. In a few simple moves, he captures the essence of the bird’s movement and figure. The odd shape of the body is rendered flat, but reads as a volume when you step back; the head is simply a void cut out of the body with a triangle of beak attached; and the tail is a crude line drawing pasted onto the body. The entire image is rendered in a rough, almost childlike manner yet exudes an elegant refinement.”
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Milton Avery’s Fantail Pigeon: “I’ve always loved the way Avery concisely represents this 3-D figure in a very 2-D manner. In a few simple moves, he captures the essence of the bird’s movement and figure. The odd shape of the body is rendered flat, but reads as a volume when you step back; the head is simply a void cut out of the body with a triangle of beak attached; and the tail is a crude line drawing pasted onto the body. The entire image is rendered in a rough, almost childlike manner yet exudes an elegant refinement.”