I love the art work used on posters in the late 1800's. Think of Touslouse-Lautrec's graphic designs for the Moulin Rouge and you know the genre I am talking about. Since our little furry friend has come to live with us I have a new favorite poster.... Le Chat Noir!
Le Chat Noir was a 19th century night club in the Montmartre district of Paris. Frequented by the likes of Picasso, it was probably the first modern cabaret- part artist salon... part drunken, rowdy music hall. The doormen were dressed in Swiss Guard uniforms, all red and gold. It sounds like madness to me, but that is what Paris was at that time. No wonder it produced such wonderful art. But I digress....
Sometimes I see that Le Chat Noir poster come to life, in the garden, on a flowerpot.
Often I see Le Chat Noir in the kitchen, at his supper bowl. It always makes me smile. He isn't as lean and cunning as the cat on the poster, but he is our little Chat Noir! C'est magnifique!