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Striped Bird by Alfred Harris

Striped Bird by Alfred Harris


Max Ernst and Paul Klee were among artists who influenced Harris, the former providing a surreal aspect to his work, as well as the use of collage as a technique. Klee's enthusiasm for children's art as a means of giving artists alternative ways of seeing, can also be seen in the approach used here. This playful but beautifully crafted piece combines collaged elements torn or cut from different contexts with block and screen printing as well as the use of stencils.