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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 21, 2014

some sun in the garden

thanks wikipaintings.org. PD
Somewhere around 1880, Mary Cassatt painted this moment: "Lydia Seated in the Garden with a Dog in her Lap." The colors are so fresh you could think this was a watercolor, but it's an oil.  Lush and relaxing as the garden is, what delights me most is the half-asleep contentment of the dog. Notice the dog is the warm brown heart of the piece - no matter where you look, you cycle back round to that face.

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