Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cats in Art: Studies of Cats (da Vinci)

From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art. I'm using some ideas from the coffee table book, The Cat in Art, by Stefano Zuffi.

Image credit hereStudies of Cats, Leonardo da Vinci, drawing 11" x 8", Royal Library, Windsor Castle, England

Zuffi tells us:

Leonardo was fascinated by every aspect of nature, but he had a particular fondness for horse and cats....The famous drawing in Windsor Castle is one of art's most fascinating homages to the cat....[da Vinci] observes and reproduces many different poses with a mixture of amusement and admiration.

Horses, cats: da Vinci got it right, didn't he?

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