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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, December 17, 2018

feeling warm

wikimedia commons (PD) - Yoshitoshi [CC0]
1888, Japan:  get a kotatsu stove, enough quilts, and a handy cat, and finally you'll be "Feeling Warm" like the title of this print by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japan, 1839-1892).  In his later years this great ukiyo-e woodblock artist suffered severely from depression, yet was able to create this snug and peaceful scene.  Look how perfect that splash of crimson sleeve is, just enough not to overpower the scene, providing a spark of heat.  Lovely.

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