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Thursday, October 04, 2007

manet cats

That's all Edouard Manet called the sketch in 1869: The Cats. It's an etching of three simply and elegantly rendered cats - Manet was good like that - against white space, doing the things cats do. Including lick themselves*. He rendered that one as a shaded form so it may take you a minute to figure out that's what it is; I found great pleasure in the abstraction, too. Anyway, go to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts website and enjoy.

*Which put me in mind of this recent lolcat:

* And now a cello solo

1 comment:

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Curator. Your LOLCats link has problems. Looks like an edit got confused, from looking at the page source.