From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art. Having moved on from Stefano Zuffi's marvelous work, The Cat in Art, I am now using some ideas from Caroline Bugler's equally impressive book, The Cat/3500 Years of the Cat in Art.
This is the first of a series of posts featuring some art from Jan Miense Moleaer, a Dutch artist from the middle 1600s.
Image credit The Aetheneum, Children Playing with a Cat, Jan Miense Molenaer, ca. 1628, oil on canvas, 26" x 21", held by Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque.
Rather than go on at length, let's keep it very simple. This rich, cheery, well-executed painting with its vibrant yet muted colors just makes me smile after nearly 400 years.
Bottom line: two happy Dutch kids. One somewhat disgruntled Dutch cat. A superb composition.
[Gary note: With my Cats in Arts posts, I encourage you to scope out the art appreciation site Artsy (I have no financial interest in the site, I just like it), where you can explore many aspects of the world of art. You'll certainly be entertained and enlightened!]