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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

kittens teasing a parrot


Here's Alfred Arthur Brunel de Neuville (French, 1851-1941) with -- you guessed it -- "Kittens Teasing a Parrot." He specialized in still lifes and animals, particularly kittens, which he portrayed doing kitteny things such as drinking cream and playing with string. I can take or leave the still-lifes; they've no spark for me, though they probably helped him become a member of the Societe des Artistes Francais in 1907. But look at these little faces! You notice there's nothing stopping that parrot from hopping up out of their faces, though. He must be having some fun.

1 comment:

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

It looks more like a parrot teasing a bunch of kittens, actually, regardless of what the painter decided to call the picture. The bird can move away any time he(?) wants, and surely knows it.