Portrait d’oiseau has recently been on view at Galerie Dumonteil Paris, featuring a selection of superb artworks, sculptures, photography and paintings from artists, both modern and contemporary, who dedicated their work to a very personal and sensitive representation of animals.


First paint a cage
with an open door,
then paint something pretty,
something simple,
something beautiful,
something useful for the bird {...}

Extracts from To Make a Portrait of a Bird
by Jacques Prévert (1903-1976)
Translation by Eugene Levich