Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cats in Art: Cat in Window (Lanning)

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 have a loved one who lives in Eureka, CA, and works at the Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  So...I have previously highlighted 3 works from The Graves Museum, but thanks to the loved one, have a couple more to share. 

Here's what the museum website says about their mission:

Museum art collections represent the nation’s patrimony and heritage, and the Humboldt Arts Council is conscious that we are entrusted with a resource that essentially belongs to the whole community— it’s yours to enjoy!

Collecting works of art is one of the most basic undertakings of an art museum. Moreover, what the museum collects strongly determines its overall character and influence in the art community at large. As a consequence, the Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art is founded upon the principles of ethical art collecting and stewardship. The Museum recognizes that it holds for posterity a significant portion of our cultural wealth.  The Morris Graves Museum of Art is dedicated to the arts and artists of the Pacific Northwest with the highest priority given to the works of our patron artist, Morris Graves. Emphasis is placed on collecting art which builds on the evolving strengths of the collection and which also have a significant potential for long-term usefulness. 

Image credit Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Cat in Window, Sarah Lanning, no additional information available.

I am pleased to welcome a young artist to my Sunday feature of Cats in Art here at Mister Tristan (the blog, not the 7 year old human being).

This image--created by a young girl for an art show--is rather impressive.  The competitors were between the ages of 4 and 13, but I cannot ascertain how old young Sarah was at the time.  

Regardless, she perfectly captures the essence of catness with the perked ears,  exaggerated pose, and pure radiant curiosity of the kitty in the window.

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