Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cats in Art: Laziness

My continuing Sunday series of Cats in Art.

Image and text credit here.  [1896, Félix Vallotton, La Paresse (Laziness), woodcut]

Swiss artist Félix Vallotton pays homage to the quest for the exotic that was prevalent in the late 19th century. The cat in this woodcut is an important compositional element, completing the strong white diagonal that begins in the bent arm of his human and adding energy to the languor of the subject matter.

Don't you just love the word languor?  Nothing better after a long run.

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