How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

Written by By Ferris Jabr / The New York Times /  The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be? A male flame bowerbird is a creature of incandescent beauty. The hue of his plumage transitions...
New Interpretations of Avian Marvels: Birds in Art

New Interpretations of Avian Marvels: Birds in Art

From Fine Art Connoisseur /“Regal Bearing: Bird Portraiture” is on view September 4, 2018, through August 11, 2019, at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, Wisconsin)/ Above photo: Rose Tanner, “Bee Curious,” 2017, oil Cindy House, “Autumnal Colors,” 2018, pastel...
Famous Bird Paintings From China

Famous Bird Paintings From China

Over the course of Chinese painting, the three main subjects have been landscapes, birds-and-flowers, and figures. Flower painting, previously associated chiefly with Buddhist art, came into its own as a separate branch of painting in the Five Dynasties (907-960)....