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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, December 28, 2011

a mouse and a grape

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Mice: elegant, nimble, satisfied with little, as we see here. One luscious purple grape will make a feast for this fellow. The last bit of the grape stem twins with the mouse's tail in a loopdeloop of full, soft forms: fruit today becomes mouse tomorrow, you could say. This lovely ink painting, rich in its simplicity, is by Watanabe Shotei (Japenese; 1851-1918). I couldn't find much about him but here's a bit from the British Museum.

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