Herd of Ostriches

Herd of Ostriches


Herd of Ostriches, watercolor on handmade vat paper

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When it’s not breeding season, ostriches often travel in large groups of up to 50 animals. It can be assumed that Fritz was challenged by this sight: In the center of the picture, a quasi continuous bar of the many stocky bodies of the birds, from which the long necks protrude at the top and the many long legs at the bottom. It almost reminds a little of the ballet in Swan Lake.

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