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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 !

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

a lovely turtle

(Thanks again Wikipedia Commons)
This peaceful scene is called "A Quiet Pet," and I'm pretty sure a turtle is as quiet as it gets. Well, maybe it makes more noise than a goldfish. Does this look a bit Pre-Raphaelite to you? It is by John William Godward (British, 1861-1922), whose work is often confused for late Pre-Raphaelite due to his vibrant use of color. He's actually considered a Neo-classicist, or as the movement is often wryly called, "Victorians in Togas."
After the crazy morning we've had here at the Museum - a bad litter mishap, medication into a very insulted Sally - I could stand an hour with a turtle.

1 comment:

Fin said...

Our fish splash about and make noise.