Finnish artist Adolf von Becker (1831-1909) captured a variety of everyday subjects, from the stillness of a slumbering cat (do you see the little rat?) to the warm yellow of the blooming flowers (although I haven’t been able to identify the form in the lower corner on our right).
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French artist Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) is a significant figure in art. Beginning as a model for Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec, she was encouraged by Degas to embark on her own artistic career.
THE WHITE CAT A REFUGE FROM THE TRIALS OF LIFE There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life. Music and cats. Albert Schweitzer It is rare when so little information is available about the artist and his works of art. I do know that Clement Burlison was a nineteenth century British painter; […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THROUGH THE EYES OF A LAUTREC RIVAL A CAT OF MONTMARTRE, PARIS When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get […]
ANIMALS IN ART HAVE YOU SEEN RENOIR’S KITTENS? A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor. Champfleury* Impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) must have been partial to the feline members of the animal realm including them in […]
THE DIVINE CAT THROUGH A JAPANESE ARTIST’S WINDOW A cat is only technically an animal, being divine. Robert Wilson Lynd Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the giants of ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”), immortalizing everyday life during the Edo period. A highly prolific artist, his series of woodblock prints take […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. CATS, CATS, AND MORE CATS: THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Looking for images of cats in Western art on the internet was not as easy a process compared to dogs. (See: Dogs in Art, July 7.) In fact, on wikiarts, the ratio of dogs to […]