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Did You Know? (Audubon)

Although his love of nature and animal species is indisputable, John James Audubon employed very particular methods to realize his imposing work on the bird specimens of America.

First, he killed the birds he wished to represent using a lead shot, so as not to damage them. Afterward, he would stage their corpses with wire, enabling him to paint them in different positions.

Despite this somewhat radical modus operandi, we cannot deny that Audubon's birds seem virtually alive.

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