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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

a cat

That's all. Just "A Cat" circa 1904-08 by Gwen John (British, 1876-1939), courtesy of the Tate Online.

Gwen John loved her cats, and the page for this deft watercolor tells a bit about that. Meanwhile, don't you love how perfectly she's shown those little fur-fat bulgy parts a cat gets when it's attentively seated? And those whiskers! Made from nothing. Really: it looks like the pencil marks show you not where the whiskers are, but where they are not.

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