May Day! May Day!

Before we begin with today’s ‘toon archive presentation, I thought I would reveal the answer to the riddle posed in last Thursday’s ‘toon post. I asked if people could identify the painting and painter that Bebe Maurice was reprising, with his petite zizzies as his models.

It was, of course, John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, or as one of our alert readers revealed from some writings of Mr. Sargent, he referred to it as Damnation, silly, silly, pose. He has a point, I guess, but it has remained one of my all time favorite paintings, by one of my favorite painters. And it really ought to be done with pandas! The painting resides at London’s Tate Britain, along with many other works by Sargent.

Aren’t you glad I didn’t sleep through ALL my art history classes?

I also wanted to share my method for covering N95/KN95 masks, to make them more fun to wear. It requires no sewing ability, but sharp scissors are very helpful:

these masks are not washable, but you can wear them several times. throw away when stinky or dirty, like you would any other mask.

Now for some ‘toons while we celebrate May Day!! While we are in Art History mode….

Of COURSE he would be an artist!
We are pandas of mystery!
What grace! What form! Bebe Maurice is a painter to be reckoned with!

And from deep in the archives, even Bob had some artistic tendencies!

You say sumi-e, I say Tsunami

Proving once again, that I have not frittered away 7 years of Art School!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Happy May Day, and to all the organizing Starbucks workers, happy International worker’s Day!

4 thoughts on “May Day! May Day!

  1. Linda Lawrence

    Think I’ll treat myself to a cuppycake for passing the pop quiz. Is that “Panda X” painting in the first toon?

    Reply
    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes! That is indeed Madame Panda X shown in the first painting. Have TWO cupcakes!

      Reply

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