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Friday, April 17, 2015

white cat on bleu

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, FOL-EF-449 (PD)
This Chat blanc sur fond blue micacé ("White cat on a blue mica background") was created by Alphonse Prosper Isaac (French, 1858-1924).  One of the group of Parisian artists first to spot the qualities of Japanese prints, he eventually gave up painting in order to pursue that style of printmaking.  Many of the work he produced is understated like this, saying everything with little.  Lovely.

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