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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, May 03, 2013

catnap week continues - with a dog nap

thanks wikipaintings.org (PD)

I believe this is the same dog we saw in this earlier post on Carl Larsson's At Home series.  This time he decides to have a siesta inside in a Cosy Corner (1894, from the same series).  Whenever I look at Larsson's work, with its serene and cheerful palette and execution, I recall that he grew up in a struggling, bitterly poor family.  Then I appreciate all the more not only the beauty of his work, but the power and innovation of his life.  It takes a certain well tested interior compass to offer us a sleeping dog as part of the necessity of his art.  A sweet, safe room for a nap:  true success.

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