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Sunday, July 24, 2011

an evening cat

thanks wikimedia commons PD:US (public domain)

"Die Katze Abendfrieden," Hans Thoma titled this etching in 1901: "Cat's peaceful evening." Thoma (German; 1839-1924) turned for inspiration to his home area in the Black Forest and local, closely observed details of nature. Stylistically he is supposed to have more in common with earlier German masters such as Cranach than with the movements of his own time. I haven't seen enough of his work to compare. Me, I just like the intimacy and warmth of this piece.

6 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Something about the jawline says to me "old wise Tomcat".

parlance said...

Is it a woodcut?

A sleeping cat - a lesson to us humans in how to relax!

DamnCuteBunny said...

Perfectly peaceful and lovely to look at on a Sunday evening!

Winnie said...

A wonderful picture again. You find just the BEST stories and pictures.

Huge thanks for popping by my blog and supporting Tundra. I hope to have good news about him later in the week thanks to everyone's kindness.

Love and licks, Winnie

cate said...

I think that kitty is thinking I'm in the best spot watching the dog being taken for a walk :)

curator said...

It's an etching...don't you all wish you could spend every evening curled up enjoying the moonrise? I sure do.

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