Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cats in Art: Cat Portrait (Warhol)

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 ModernCat.  Cat Portrait, Andy Warhol, 1970s.  No other information available.

At once dignified and mysterious, this kitty is winning a staring contest with something off to the right.  One can well imagine those little kitty wheels turning in that kitty brain, deciding whether physical motion is called for to resolve the situation.

In contrast to last week's almost cartoonish painting of the orange cat Sam, in this one Warhol strives for and achieves realism.  Much of Warhol's fame is due to his iconic pop art image of a soup can, such that many people have no idea what a really good artist he actually was.

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