Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds at House Of Illustration


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The first exhibition uncovering Quentin Blake's personal drawings of birds. "A rare chance to see a selection of original drawings by Blake and enjoy a tightly-focused exhibition dedicated to one of his most rewarding subjects" - Creative Review. Read article. "Brilliantly quirky ornithology and a 'kindly but penetrating' commentary on the human condition" - The Telegraph This exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake himself, is the first ever to examine a theme that has intrigued him throughout his career - birds. "I have always liked drawing birds. I can't quite explain why but it may be because like us, they are on two legs and have expressive gestures. It's a way of commenting on the people we see around us without actually drawing individuals." It will show a series of original drawings from his personal archive of birds in everyday situations, revealing a kindly but penetrating commentary on the human condition. The subtleties of the birds' interactions show Blake's mastery of conveying emotion through expression and gesture, a hallmark of his illustrations

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House of Illustration

2 Granary Square
King's Cross

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