Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cats in Art: Young Man With a Cat (Hals)

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.  Note that I could not find an image of the original.  But as it turns out, there are a number of sites where you can purchase a reproduction of famous art; this is one of those sites.

Young Man with a Cat (or Portrait of a Man with a Cat), Frans Hals, 1635, Oil on canvas, 17" x 17", held by Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel, Germany.

Zuffi tells us:

The young man with the wispy moustache and crude hairstyle gives us a knowing look while trying to soothe, with practiced caresses, a rather too lively kitten.

Looks like the kitty got into some lipstick.  Not sure if it's really her color.


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