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Friday, June 29, 2012

dogs dream

thanks wikipaintings.org. image in public domain
I was actually surprised to learn this was an Impressionist work; I think I got fooled by the serene, pale beige tones that dominate this watercolor.  Here's "Fireside Dreams," from 1887, by the American artist Julian Alden Weir.  Could those dogs look any more relaxed?


jen said...

Oh wow, that looks so real!

parlance said...

I forget the exact details, but I read somewhere that you can tell how fast asleep a dog is by whether it's stretched out long or curled in a ball. I guess the artist has captured the three stages of relxation with these three dogs.