CHI TROVA UN CANE, TROVA UN TESORO

 Se cercate le cose preziose e dal valore inestimabile non entrate in una oreficeria, tirate avanti di fronte ad una pellicceria, non contate sulle promesse degli uomini.
Se volete conoscere la fiducia, la fedeltà, l’amore incondizionato, la lealtà non soffermatevi davanti alle parole dei vostri simili: entrate in un canile
Non esiste niente di più prezioso del riflesso dorato del pelo di un cane, più splendente dei suoi occhi neri, di più unico del suo amore.

- Anonimo -

LOOK AT ME, I’M HAPPY!

MONDAY MORNING…


A pair of giant pandas take a nap on top of tree branches at the Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya’an, China.

Discovered on HUNGEREE

ANIMAL MUSES

Animals have been inspiring artists since the first cave paintings of deer and bison, and pet cats, dogs, birds, and others have continued to aid creativity with their beauty, humor, companionship, and cuteness.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was a photojournalist for Life and he is widely considered to be the master of street photography and the father of modern photojournalism.

Henri loved cats: “I’m an anarchist, yes. Because I’m alive. Life is a provocation…. I’m against people in power and what that imposes upon them. Anglo-Saxons have to learn what anarchism is. For them, it’s violence. A cat knows what anarchy is. Ask a cat. A cat understands. They’re against discipline and authority. A dog is trained to obey. Cats can’t be. Cats bring on chaos.”


Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo was an incredibly influential Mexican painter, best known for her self-portraits.

Frida kept many pets — multiple pet monkeys, xoloitzcuintli (“Mexican Hairless”) dogs, parrots, parakeets, macaws, chickens, a pet eagle named Gertrudis Caca Blanca (“Gertrude White Shit”), and a fawn called Granizo. Kahlo often painted herself surrounded by her animal companions, who were a calming constant.


Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential artist of the 20th century, was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer.

Picasso acquired Lump the dachshund in 1957 and when he and Pablo met, it was seemingly true love. Lump was allowed anywhere on Picasso’s property, including being the only creature allowed in Picasso’s studio. Lump appeared in 54 of Picasso’s works. Lump and Picasso were together for sixteen years, and died within months of each other.


René Magritte
René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist. He was famous for his quirky, witty paintings that were meant to toy with the viewers perception of reality and truth.

Magritte treasured this dog, Lou-Lou. and often brought him around to art openings.

Musician Paul Simon wrote a song based on them in 1983 titled “René and Georgette (his wife) Magritte With Their Dog After The War.”


Andy Warhol
Andy Warhola was a hugely influential American Pop artist, film-maker, record producer, and a public figure famous for both his own talents and his ability to find extraordinary individuals to pepper his social circle and his studio/club The Factory.

Jed Johnson, Andy’s boyfriend, convinced him that they should get a dog in 1973, and the love affair between Andy and Archie began. A few years later, the dog was joined by Amos. Andy took Archie everywhere — to dinner, art openings, and to his studio. He even made art in tribute to his two little dogs…


Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was the archetypal “Renaissance Man,” a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, writer, botanist, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, and cartographer. He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time, as well as one of the most intelligent and diverse humans to ever live. Some have described his intelligence, creativity, and thoughtfulness as almost superhuman.

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci.

da Vinci was also a proto-animal-rights philosopher, who became a vegetarian while musing in his notebooks that humanity is not “king of the animals” but merely “king of the beasts” — in other words, that we are simply more powerful than other creatures, not actually superior to them. He once wrote, “The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”

 

Peace and Dogs, the lovedogbloggers

 

INSTANT STRESS RELIEF WITH YOGA

UNBELIEVABLE: THIS IS MADE OF PAPER!

Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls creates mind-blowing 3D paper cut works. His tools: a scalpel, scissors, glue and paper. Isn’t that impressive??

 

 

 
SOURCE:www.calvinnicholls.com

MELANIE GRIFFITH GREW UP WITH LIONS?!

Well yes, surprisingly it is true. It all started 1969, when Tippi ( Melanies mother) was filming a movie in Africa and visited an abandoned house in Mozambique occupied by 30 lions and their cubs. The time she spent there with the lions changed her life forever and prompted her and her husband to make a movie about what they had seen

Production on Roar began with a dose of reality for the Hollywood couple. When they told a veteran animal trainer they needed 50 lions for their film, they were promptly informed that “you can’t simply force a bunch of adult lions and strangers to live together. They’re individuals that have to be introduced gradually or they may kill each other. Or you.” To get to know anything about lions, you’ve just got to live with them for a while…And so she did.The whole family was involved in the feeding and care of lion cubs ”The time between 6 weeks and 6 months, when the lion is becoming quite large and strong, is a time of wonder,” Tippie remembers.

But they are dangerous. “Everyone in my family has been hurt, so I’m aware of the dangers that exist with [all wild] animals, ” said Tippi at the time, who also had her arm severely scratched by a leopard, and was was bitten on the chest by a mountain lion.

Although this did not deter Tippi from dedicating her life to the animals, she now takes a different view on the idea of wild animals in the home and believes they should not be kept as pets.

FAMOUS ALBUM COVERS….REVISED

Source: NSMBL.com

MONDAY MORNING

SUNDAY – FUNDAY

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