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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 !

Sunday, November 04, 2012

pink tablecloth and dog

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Around 1648 in Italy, the Baroque painter Giovanna Garzoni painted this oil on canvas of a tubby ...what is that? a spaniel? ... smiling on a pink cloth next to some bread.  You know she'll get some, for the humans have eaten their fill and left the flies to settle among the crumbs.  But dogs don't care about leftovers or flies, and clearly this one has spent her life being pampered.  She's a daily luxury, as is the delicate cup next to her, and she sports an elegant if rather bell-enhanced collar to prove it.  This cheerful portrait, titled only "Bitch," lives in Florence's Pitti Palace.

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