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Monday, May 21, 2007

foujita's cats

It's only been very recently that I even learned of the existence of Tsuguharu Foujita (Japanese, worked primarily in France, 1886-1968). He was a complex, flamboyant, yet hard-working man known among other things for the particular glossy, full bodied character of his white pigment. A special mix, the recipe was known only to him, and with it he painted women's flesh with a pearly luster that was much admired.

He also loved, and painted, cats.

Foujita's cats have a fluffy soft charm to them that simply begs you to pick them up from the canvas and kiss their hair-fine whiskers. Go here if you don't believe me -- or here, or here.

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