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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Friday, October 12, 2007

something wonderful!

Boy, do I have a find for you today. I went to the Musee d'Orsay's website just to see what might be appealing for a post, and stumbled onto the work of Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916).

His brother Ettore became the force behind Bugatti automobiles. Rembrandt quietly turned his hand to sculpting animals domestic and wild in a representational style that yet shows a tender regard for the living creature. Here's his plaster model of a cat drinking from a saucer at the Musee d'Orsay. I tried to save a search of all his work at the Musee's site, but no go. Try it yourself (look for "Search" at the left). Extra points if you find the kangaroo.

I wish I could say he drew comfort from making such deft and insightful work, but he didn't. He died young by his own hand, depressed by his struggles and the World War. Not very fair, is it?


Anonymous said...

Nice Find, I'm really digging his work.


curator said...

RobG, thanks for coming by! I'm glad you like Bugatti too - I was thrilled to find someone I'd never seen before.