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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 !

Monday, March 13, 2017

cat fan

Gift of Robert Tuggle and Paul Jeromack, 2015; www.mwtmuseum.org
Henri-Charles Guerard (French, 1846-1897) designed this Art Nouveau-style fan circa 1885-90.  Drawn and painted on stiffened silk and embellished with gold leaf, its pattern of sunflowers and white cats is hypnotic in its rhythm and elegance.  Thoroughly typical of Art Nouveau decorative arts.  Here's a closer look.

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