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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, September 25, 2016

raminou parks it

thanks wikiart.org (PD)
1920, Paris: Suzanne Valadon decides to paint some luscious folds and rich colors, but how to set them off perfectly?  No worries.  As any cat knows, what better foil for fine textiles than fur?  You must agree with me that her trusty frequent model, Raminou the ginger cat, appears most assured that a cat's place is dead center.  Valadon (1865-1938) is generally associated with the French Post-Impressionsts, such as Toulouse-Lautrec; this movement in a nutshell rolled together what the artist wanted to see with what he or she felt about it.  So not so much about verisimilitude; here I believe it's more about the sheer fun of tackling these intricate drapings and jewelled colors, and another great excuse to take - make - a picture of the cat.

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