Sunday, 19 February 2012

Mostly Pets

A boy with horse and variously coloured greyhounds, the black and white one  is looking expectantly for the rider.  The painting is by Janos Vaszary (1867-1938) a national treasure of Hungary. He spent many years travelling and working abroad, studying in Budapest, Munich and Paris, the latter influencing his style. He began to paint outdoors, I can just imagine him sitting by the stable door. I think this painting is an early one because throughout his long career he painted in many styles, art nouveau (his most famous painting from this period is The Golden Age), impressionist, post-impressionist, fauvism and cubism.  He was always experimenting and also as a teacher helped many questing for their own style.  Anyway I will now get back onto the theme with some cute baby animals.     
 which seems a popular topic with stamp issuing authorities.  Another favourite pet is the rabbit
 who could resist those ears. And lastly something that is not a pet but I'll include because it is
lambing season and some of them who are needing a bit of help will be cosseted like pets.

An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of Cats, Dogs and Pets

9 comments:

Jocelyn said...

The three baby animal stamps are adorable! I just want to hug them!

Bob Scotney said...

Three fine stamps from Hungary and an impressive painting as well.

viridian said...

That is an impressive painting. And sweet animals all around.
thank you for participating.

Ana said...

I adore rabbits too..they are so cuddly and timid! And when I was little, we had a small sweet lamb in our backyard for a few hours...i sometimes wish i had my own zoo...

Lisa B said...

A beautiful selection, the lamb stamp is particularly sweet.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

The baby animals are just so cute, and in need of a cuddle. My cat looked very like the kittens once.

VioletSky said...

I adore lambs, but that rabbit with his huge ears and huge feet to match is certainly still at his cute stage. and the kitties are beyond adorable.

TICKLEBEAR said...

Well, you've certainly found the cutest pets ever!!
:)~
HUGZ

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

These are the coolest stamps!

Thank you for visiting me last week on Sepia Saturday.

Kathy M.