Birds and death in paintings
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What does the goldfinch symbolise? And what do birds have to do with death?
Paintings featured in this video:
The Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francesca
The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli
The Adoration of the Kings by Jan Gossaert
The Judgement of Paris by Peter Paul Rubens
The Madonna and Child ‘La Madonna del Gatto’ by Federico Barocci
The Holy Family with Saints by Garofalo
The Virgin and Child with Saints by Jacob Jordaens
The Graham Children by William Hogarth
Still Life with Lemons by Juan de Zurbarán
Still Life: Vanities by Harmen Steenwyck
A Woman in a Red Jacket feeding a Parrot by Frans van Mieris the Elder
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’