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Friday, February 17, 2017

Venus with a cat by Hiroaki Takahashi (1871-1945)

It is World Cat Day today, so time for a picture of a Venus with a cat, that domesticated animal that seems so appropriate in mirroring the characteristics of women (or at least, some of them).  This print was produced around 1930 by Japanese print maker Hiroaki Takahashi, one of whose other works I have featured before, here.  The depiction of fully nude women. as here, is unusual in Japanese art.  

Playing cats (1929)

Hiroaki was fond of cats and often depicted them in his work.

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