Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cats in Art: Girl With Cat in the Birch Forest (Modersohn-Becker)

From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art.  I am using some ideas from the coffee table book, The Cat in Art, by Stefano Zuffi.

Image credit The Athenaeum, here [click to enlarge]. Girl With Cat in the Birch Forest, Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1905.

The girl seems on a mission to somewhere, while the kitty is along--unwillingly, it appears--for the ride.
 
I sense an attempted feline escape coming very soon.
 
I like the simplistic lines, the childlike faces, and the overall sense of observational detachment that Modersohn-Becker conveys.
 
 

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