'Seated Cat in Blue'
In a work filled with whimsy and fun, a marmalade cat made of ribbon sits contentedly on its haunches. The orange and silver tape curls lazily, stretching languorously around the invisible feline form. Ricardo Siccuro plays with line and color, creating a delightful portrait titled "Gato Sentado, Azul" in Portuguese.
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