Before I can talk about culture, I have to tell you the latest doggy news, which is that Barry has a broken tooth, so he has to go get it pulled on Monday. Except that at the vet's office, they don't say "pulled," they say "extracted." By using this fancier word for taking out a tooth, they can make it sound scarier and can also charge more for doing it. Or at least that's my theory. Barry doesn't have all that many teeth anyway because of that time when he ripped a bunch of them out during a thunderstorm. But he really likes to chew on stuff, so he would probably still find something to chew on even if he didn't have any teeth at all!
Gabe had to go to Dr. Patricia's office yesterday morning so that the nurses could stick a needle in his bladder and get some of his pee out. They did this so they could make sure he doesn't have any infection anymore. Mom was afraid that Nurse Debbie wouldn't be able to get any pee, because Gabe went out in the yard and peed a whole bunch not long before he had to go to the vet's office. But luckily he still had some pee left inside him, so everything came out fine.
Mom went to the blood center yesterday and gave them some of her blood. This was to help any sick people who need some extra blood. After Mom gave blood, she went to the Art Gallery to get some culture. I thought Mom would bring a bag of culture home with her, but she said that culture is not something you can carry around in a bag.
Mom also looked at some Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and Cubists and Realists some other "ists" that she can't remember right now. Mom never studied Art in school because she was busy studying English, so she doesn't know too much about Art, but she does know what she likes! Ha! And what she likes a lot is the Impressionists.
Also Mom saw a piece of furniture that was made by this same artist, and it had all kinds of designs that were made by sticking pieces of one kind of wood inside another kind of wood, which is called inlay. The furniture piece looked a little like this one.
One thing that's very important about Emile Gallé is that he was a Big Wheel in the Art Nouveau movement. "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art," which is kind of a silly thing to call it because every artist makes art that is new. But that's what they called it, and the name stuck. The way you can tell if you are looking at Art Nouveau art is that it has lots of curvy lines and flowers and plants and it's stylized, which means it doesn't really look like it would in real life.
So anyway, that's the story of how Mom got culture, and how she brought it home to share with us dogs. I just keep thinking that those artists in the gallery should make more pictures of dogs.