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 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 Aetheneum, Amorous 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!]