Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cats in Art: Asakusa Rice Fields...(Hiroshige)

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

Image credit Brooklyn MuseumAsakusa Rice Fields During the Festival of the Cock, Ando Hiroshige, c. 1857, colored xylograph, 13" x 9", Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.

Zuffi comments:

In this delightful engraving, the national icon, Mount Fuji, appears in the background, and a handsome white cat, which has climbed onto the windowsill, seems to gaze with romantic languor at the colors of the sky and countryside.

The cat is obviously thinking "All that I see, I own, especially the people."


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