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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 !
Monday, April 18, 2011
a parrot sketch, not that one
Yes, yes, normally you say the words "parrot sketch" and certain people flinch in expectation of the famous Monty Python bit. This, however, honestly is a pastel sketch from 1762 which is "attributed to" the Italian Rococo artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. How maddening and fraught it must be to prove that sort of thing when you have a big name like Tiepolo's riding on it. But meanwhile, this portrait does show the serene yet knowing charm you'll see in Tiepolo's pretty young women. As for the parrot, he's alive and well and has a knowing eye of his own.
I found this a good sassy piece to start a Monday.