Showing posts with label Desportes. Show all posts
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cats in Art: Cat Attacking Dead Game

Continuing my Sunday tradition of Cats in Art. 

Photo and text credit here.

Detailed, almost photo-realistic, still life paintings became highly popular during the 17th & 18th centuries. This still life painting is livened up a bit by the presence of a cat who is about to grab some game for herself.


[c. 1700, Alexandre-Fran├žois Desportes, A Cat Attacking Dead Game, painting]



You just gotta do what you gotta do to survive.  I've always thought that female cats (this one is a calico, thus female) are better hunters than the males, presumably because they often have more mouths to feed.