Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cats in Art: A KItten Deceived (Collins)

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.  You really should check out and/or own both of these wonderful works, easily available on Amazon or eBay (and I have no financial interest).

Image credit WikiArt, A Kitten Deceived, William Collins, 1816, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", held by Guildhall art Gallery, London, England.

And the close-up of the befuddled kitty:

The poor kitten gets faked out by its image in the mirror and tries to get fierce with the intruder.  Normally cats are suave and Bugler relates a story in which the artist was distracted by a friend stopping by, and painted the wrong side of the kitten in the mirror.

I can't count the times this has happened to me, so I guess I'm in good company!

[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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