From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art. I am using some ideas from the coffee table book, The Cat in Art, by Stefano Zuffi.
I am currently featuring 4 installments of the art of Theophile Alexandre Steinlen--this is 4 of 4:
Image credit WikiGallery. The Blue Cat, T. A. Steinlen, ca. 1900, oil on canvas.
Great capture by Steinlen of that magical in-between state that cats maintain between sleep and wakefulness. The operative term is probably "awareness," whereby the cat can doze but still be cognizant of its surroundings in case something happens. The eyes are shut but the ears remain on duty.