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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 !

Friday, March 30, 2012

"the dog rita, asleep"

thanks wikipaintings.org, public domain
Frederic Bazille (French; 1841 - 1870) dashed off this look at a slumbering pet in 1864.  Bazille was an Impressionist, a friend of Monet and Manet.  His talent was unmistakeable at an early age; you'll note he was only 23 at most when he created this, and his Wikipedia entry shows many other works he did at this time that are filled with mellow light and freshness.  But then he went for a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War, and died in battle aged 28.  What a waste. 

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