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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 !

Saturday, June 07, 2014

a cat's nature

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We've seen the great Swedish wildlife painter Bruno Liljefors before here at the Museum.  This is his Katt pa fageljakt (Cat goes birdhunting), 1883.  A calm, realistic look at a cat's native impulse, this piece is also lyrical, even sympathetic.  Out of the tangled dry vegetation the cat steps bright-eyed and full of assurance, his prize secure in his jaws, sleek and victorious.  It's what cats do.

1 comment:

Katnip Lounge said...

I know that look!