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Monday, April 16, 2012

a black cat, the glorious outdoors

courtesy wikipaintings.org, public domain
By 1902 the Russian painter Konstantin Korovin had established a thriving career.  He'd designed part of the Russian pavilion for the 1900 Paris World Fair, and been awarded the Legion of Honour; he'd joined the groundbreaking artistic group Mir Iskusstva (World of Art); and after decades of easel painting had moved to designing major theatre sets.  And yet sometime that year he found a while to work up this study of a pleasant room and the black cat that would probably like to get out of it.
I don't find that surprising.  Korovin was one of the leading Russian Impressionists, and as such would have loved to capture such moments as this:  look at the difference between the muted, grayish light of the comfortable interior, compared to the clear blue radiance outside the window.  He was a hard worker, it seems, and I wonder if he felt the same way the cat did:  I want to go outside.

4 comments:

noiln said...
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Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

quite charming

curator said...

Hi Caren and Cody, I'm glad you liked it. I thought it was a tender little piece.

Dog beds for large dogs said...

the interior is looking good enough to describe the beauty of the home. nice description.