Carl Brenders - Symphony in Blue
My interest in peacocks came very late. At first, I had considered them to live only in parks or on farms. The male's display with its beautiful tail feathers, was indeed remarkable, but it never occurred to me that this bird also lives wild in the jungle in India, where it is an important food source for the so-endangered tiger. It was interesting to learn that both tame and wild peacocks are the same species. So I had to rethink my theory about their function as a decorative element in parks and to produce feathers for fashion in the decadent Art Nouveau period. I now think that they are among the most beautiful birds and forgive them their loud call that so often wakes me up too early. The inspiration for this image came when I was doing fieldwork, studying tigers in the Calgary Zoo. There, quite a few peacocks walked around freely. Moving from the tigers to the lions, my attention was captured at once by this nice young male peacock. I saw a painting there! I recorded all the details I needed with my camera. The bird was young and didn't have tail feathers yet. I cropped the body where the tail starts and I got my much-beloved close-up effect. The great variety of blues on the neck and chest inspired me to choose “Symphony in Blue” as a title. - CB
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Carl Brenders - Symphony in Blue


Release Year: 2005
Size: 20 x 28
Form: limited edition giclée on canvas
Edition Size: 180 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: call or email to check on availability.
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BRESY2
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