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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 !

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

drowsy cat time

thanks the-athenaeum.org. (PD:US)
Summer has definitely left, but here is a scene from a fresh warm day - the kind of day where you sit outside in the shade with the cat, both of you having a nice drowse.  Look Impressionist to you, sort of, not quite?  You're right.  This is Woman with a Cat by Louis Anquetin (French; 1861-1932), who had Toulouse-Lautrec for a fellow student, and produced works in the cloisonnism style (like cloisonne jewelry, areas of color within clearly defined lines).  In the mid-1890's he decided to work more in an Old Masters style, and he dropped out of fashion.  This piece is undated and I believe I can see both of his styles meshing here, but whenever it was made, that bonelessly relaxed kitty with its nubbin ears is comfort personified.

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