This is the second of a pair of posts on the cat art of Boris Kustodiev.
And the kitty close-up, looking much the same as she did last week.
Contrast this image with the parallel image from last week. Same fruit, same table, same cat, similar background. But the woman seems different to me, and it's not just the substitution of a red dress for black and a different angle for the view. Her hair is distinctly different, as is her face.
And as I examine the cat, I am hard-pressed to note any real differences in the way the cat herself is rendered.
As I've done my Cats in Art posts over the past 5+ years, I am struck by how many times an artist--many artists--revisits the same subject, tweaking it, changing it subtly or massively, renaming it (or not). It's as though the original was just not right, and the artist just needs to scratch that itch by redoing the piece, sometimes multiple times.
[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!]