Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cats in Art: Woman and Cat (Foujita)

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.  This is the ninth and possibly final post in a series of posts of the cat art of Leonard Foujita.

Image credit WikiArt, here.  Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita,  Woman and Cat, undated, media and size unspecified, held in a private collection.

This post is specifically selected for the occasion and dedicated to my lovely bride, who so loves male orange tabby cats.  Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.  And the photo below is our cat Sammy, who died at age 19 a couple years ago, and who (according to the bride) was very nearly the greatest cat ever:

image credit Gary

Anyway, not much to add to the Foujita comments other than his orange kitty seems young, a juvenile, so hopefully Foujita had him (I assume male because that's my model) for many a year.  The kitty seems fascinated by the painter, while the woman seems aloof and bored...even a tad hostile or angry about something.  All she would have to do is to reach down and pet the tabby and her problems would immediately seem smaller.

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