I would hate to think that all those years of
sleeping through paying rapt attention in Art History classes had gone to waste. Inspector Panda’s current case has therefore taken an extremely art historical turn, as if it hadn’t been traveling those roads already.
The panda kindergarten has more facets than a dodecahedron, and it turns out that they all have degrees in panda art history. Who knew? And if you are just tuning in, don’t forget to check out all the previous episodes here:
Next time you are at the National Gallery, go and ask at the information desk if you can be taken to see the secret stash of paintings of pandas by all the greats of the 16th through 20th centuries. The National Gallery has a lovely Mary Cassatt that Minette modeled for. And the “Little Panda Dancer” by Edgar Degas is exquisite! Just ask at the front desk, and don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. They’re just being modest.
Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda
Oh, Bob T., liddle pandys with degrees in panda art history!!! museums with secret stores (’bout pandas)… what an adventure!! is much more than I ever imagined ;-))
And wouldn’t you know, a day or two after I had posted that, one of my alert readers sent me a news story about the secret store of treasures in the deep recesses of the Smithsonian basement. Coincidence? I think not.
Why do I feel that I know what is coming next? Perhaps because there is a local artist here in Brooklyn who does paintings in the style of famous artists, but uses, um, mice…
You must be smart. I have also seen famous paintings using cats, which, of course, Mehitabel thinks id far superior than ones with mice or pandas. But she would say that, of course.
The Department of Panda Art History!! Now that would definitely be worth a trip to the USA!
Mr Wu’s expression in the second cartoon is priceless – like the art 🙂
Love the statue – who is the model?
According to letters and diary excerpts, it is believed that this sculpture by E. Degas, had as its model, Minette de Pandet, famed Parisienne of the late 1800’s