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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 !

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

catnap week continues: renoir studies a fuzzy sleeper

thanks wikipaintings.org (public domain)
I'll admit I was surprised to see that this was by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, probably because it wasn't bright-toned and more loosely brushed.  "Sleeping Cat" of 1862 shows the Impressionist master working in the dark gold tones of interior light, tightening his brushwork just enough to pick out the intricate marbling of the cat's fur.  Big confession, which I think you've all already heard a couple times: I don't usually care for Impressionism personally.  This piece, however, I do like very much.

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