"Dogs Playing Poker" by Casslus Marcellus Coolidge
This is no Cezanne, but I bet nine out of ten people would choose this painting over his French Impressionist masterpiece. “Kash” brings in all the elements – seven naked dogs sit around a card table – smoking, drinking, and cheating. GREED, LOVE, LUST and more! To me this is the definitive card player painting and it has had a profound influence on shaping my artistic worldview. Next week: The use of dead cats in still life paintings - should we or shouldn’t we?