Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cats in Art: The Holy Family Around Fire (Vermeyen)

From 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 here.  Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, 1532-1533, Oil on wood, 26'' x 20", Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Zuffi tells us:

"...our attention is caught by the presence of a handsome tabby cat in the foreground.  Our friend has chosen as always, the best spot: reclining amid the comforting folds of a cloth...."

I get it.  You put a blanket or piece of clothing or newspaper on the floor, my cats are on it in a heartbeat like it was exactly what they were waiting for.


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