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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, March 13, 2016


Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994, www.philamuseum.org. 1994-148-556. believed PD in good faith
You'd think this beast would look happier about snagging this massive shrimp, but maybe Cat here with his quizzical eyebrows realizes he's serving as a bad example.  Painted round 1900 in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta),  this Indian watercolor illustrates a common subject of parody.  Orange and black cats with a mouthful of somebody else represent those holy folk who say they've renounced the pleasures of the flesh, but they haven't.

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