“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. In The Life of Birds they appear as humans or perhaps humans appear as them. It's a way of commenting on the people we see around us without actually drawing individuals.”
This exhibition brings together Quentin Blake’s expressive drawings for the original book, as well as for the Figaro Literraire and the Director's office at the Barbican, along with several new illustrations produced specially for the occasion.
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