Fabulous Furry Friday presents “Pandas in Art, a Short History”

Some recently discovered treasures of art history that will appear in the show….

The Panda Chronicles

In honor of the upcoming Forgeries @ Froggwell gala art exhibition, we take you to the Museum of Panda Fine Art, which has graciously allowed us to borrow several works for the upcoming exhibition at Froggwell.

We bring you three works of art, as well as the curator’s notes from the museum catalog.

Portrait of Madame ‘P’  by John Singer Sargent

In the late 19th century, Japanese prints were not the only novelty from the Far East to create a stir in the London and Paris art scenes.  The recent discovery of pandas by westerners had artists scrambling to find pandas to model for paintings.

James McNeill Whistler employed one very popular model for his painting, Arrangement in Black, White, and Gray, as did several other artists, including John Singer Sargent.

Sargent did a number of preliminary studies for his famous portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau

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I am just your average talking panda. I enjoy bamboo, sleeping... oh, did I say I enjoy bamboo? what about sleeping. And of course, don't forget the cuppycakes!
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