Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cats in Art: Amorous Couple In an Inn (Molenaer)

From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art.  Having moved on from Stefano Zuffi's marvelous work, The Cat in ArtI am now using some ideas from Caroline Bugler's equally impressive book, The Cat/3500 Years of the Cat in Art.  

This is my fifth and probably last of a series of posts featuring some art from Jan Miense Moleaer, a Dutch artist from the middle 1600s.

Image credit The AetheneumAmorous Couple In an Inn,  Jan Miense Molenaer, 1645, oil on panel, 20" x 15", held in a private collection.

Interesting use of light in the otherwise dim tavern scene to feature the amorous couple...who are interested in each other and don't even know there's a cat at their feet.  Did you even see the odd-looking cat over on the bottom right, right under the woman's wine jug?

Big eyes--startled appearance--but not quite willing to give up whatever has its interest within that bucket.

[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!]

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