Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cats in Art: Greenwich Village Backyards

My continuing series on Cats in Art.


Image and text credit here.  [1914, John Sloan, Greenwich Village Backyards, oil]


The Ash Can School was a group of American painters devoted to commonplace subjects. They typically painted journalistic scenes of the city like this painting by John Sloan of children building a snowman in a Greenwich Village alley. One cat spies on the children while another simply huddles on the fence.


Again, a call to get out to a trail.

 

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