Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cats in Art: The Wedding at Cana (Veronese)

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. The Wedding at Cana, Paolo Veronese, c. 1562, Oil on canvas, 22' x 33' (that's BIG!), held by the Louvre, Paris.

And the close-up of the cat in the right foreground:

A bit hard to see due to the pixillation, but the gray cat is, as Zuffi points out:

...performing a sort of somersault next to one of the pitchers in which water has been transformed miractulously in to excellnt wine.

Aha, so that's the explanation!


Zuffi makes an interesting observation:

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