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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 !

Thursday, April 21, 2016

two wiggly kittens

found on pinterest and believed PD 
Two gorgeous white-bellied kittens show very different approaches to the world:  one snuggles next to their person's shoulder to peek from a safe vantage point, while the other looks a little more impatient to get away and take it all on.  Against the plain, dark background the trio shines like an icon.  This is a quiet and affectionate work, "Girl Holding Two Cats," by Swiss artist Albert Anker (1831-1910).  Anker was known for simple scenes of life among ordinary folk and for still lifes, created with a calm light that makes subjects glow in the sheer radiance of being.  By the way, look at that light periwinkle smock she's wearing.  I've rarely seen such a serene shade of blue.

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