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  • #863077

    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday to:
    “I am really a cat transformed into a woman”
    ๐Ÿ™‚ >^.^<
    Happy Birthday actress and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot. Bardot is eighty-three today.

    Feline fact: Bardot created the “Fondation Brigitte Bardot” in 1986 dedicated to animal welfare.

    bridget bardot and cat

    #863097

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today’s Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1703 painter and printmaker Franรงois Boucher.

    Below: “Chinese Girl Playing with a Cat” ๐Ÿ™‚
    Chinese girl playing with cat

    #863240

    Jeankit
    Participant

    “I’m probably the first person in all of art history to do a painting of an Indian with a cat. Now there have been many paintings of Indians with dogs. But no one, no non-Indian realized that Indians love cats.”

    Born today in 1937 Native American artist Fritz Scholder.

    Below: “Self Portrait with Grey Cat” (2003)

    purrday artist

    #863348

    Andrew
    Participant

    1911 The Panama Canal opens.

    #863609

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:

    Born today in 1882 actor Bela Lugosi.

    black cat

    cat shadow

    Photogenic cat

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    #863837

    pussigato
    Participant

    Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of โ€œWar of the Worldsโ€โ€”a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/welles-scares-nation

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    #863842

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church – precipitates the Protestant Reformation

    #863848

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    I PVRd a PBS show on Martin Luther – should be interesting.

    #863873

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Belated Purrday to:
    Born October 31 in 1883 painter and printmaker Marie Laurencin.

    Below: “Self Portrait with Cat” (1912).
    self portrait woman and cat

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    #864025

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1922 artist Aldemir Martins.

    Below: “Family of Cats” (2003)

    cats red yellow blue

    Belated Purrday Wishes for:
    Happy Birthday musician, songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell. Mitchell is seventy-four. 11-07-17

    Joni Mitchell

    #864028

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Joni makes me think that the 7th of November was also the one-year anniversary of the death of Montreal’s Leonard Cohen, and many events and commemorations.

    #864374

    pussigato
    Participant
    #864389

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Purrday Artist of the Day too:
    Born today in 1898 painter Lotte Laserstein.
    Lottie Laserstein

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    #864391

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Love the above pic of a tortie, she has captured the dappled tortiness so well.
    PG, I love the phrase perigee syzygy, sounds so much nicer and more interesting than supermoon.

    #864401

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Lotte Laserstein also did this wonderful self-portrait with a (tabby) cat. Great portrait of the cat too.

    http://germanexpressionismleicester.org/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/1135/1001_self_portrait_with_a_cat.jpg

    In Weimar Germany it was common for “emancipated women” to crop their hair short as Lotte has. You will see that in many expressionist paintings.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-christie/lotte-laserstein-berlin_b_4351939.html The dog under the table is also very much an individual, just as the humans are.

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    #864442

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday Artist as TGIF:
    Born today in 1884 painter and printmaker Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
    purrday artist

    Belated Purrday Artist:
    “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”
    Born 11/30 in 1835 author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain).
    mark twain

    with
    purrday artist francis dodd

    Born 11/29 in 1874 artist Francis Dodd.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

    #864512

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    Happy Birthday actor and musician Jeff Bridges. Bridges is sixty-eight today.
    with…happy mems of my #Crockey
    purrday actor with Flamer Kit

    Crockey w lil pink tongue
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    #864513

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Happy Birthday JB!

    (((CROCKEY!!!!)))

    #864623

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Belated Purrday Artist Today:
    Born 12-07 in 1829 artist Rosa Brett.
    cat sketch
    with
    12-08:
    “Iโ€™d like to develop a way to save as many animals as we can while showing young people the three things I think are missing most in modern society. Compassion, gratitude and reference.”

    Happy Birthday actor Ian Somerhalder. Somerhalder is thirty-nine today.

    Feline fact: Somerhalder created his own organization the “Ian Somerhalder Foundation” to fund animal rescue, education and environmental projects.

    Pet Philanthropist

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