Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cats in Art: The Hermitage Court Confectioner Apprentice Cat (Zakirov)

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.

I'm shaking things up a bit: instead of looking to the past, for the next couple weeks I'm featuring a series of contemporary digital art by Eldar Zakirov (whose website is here).  I found Zakirov via the always-great site Boing Boing (link here).



Image credit here.  The Hermitage Court Confectioner Apprentice Cat, Eldar Zakirov, 2013, media and size information unavailable.

This image, with its deadpan title 
The Hermitage Court Confectioner Apprentice Cat, cracks me up.  First off, what cat is an apprentice?  They all are fully suave and competent from the get go.  Second, cats don't really go much for sweets, so for a cat to be a confectioner is an interesting career choice.

As I wrote last week, I like the idea of including some contemporary art in my Cats in Art series, although the old paintings are where my heart is.

At any rate, enjoy--or at least bear with me for a couple weeks--my Eldar Zakirov side trip!


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