Today’s browsing of the BBC News website lead me to this news item about the Russian artist who has a penchant for adding cats to works of art.
Svetlana Petrova has been adding her big ginger cat, Zarathustra, to famous paintings. This idea came to her after she had been suffering from a bowt of artist’s block. Someone suggested to her that she introduce the one thing that was bringing her any joy at that time, her cat, into her art.
She sent off a few of the images she created to friends, fellow artists and galleries and created a website for her new cat art. She was quite astonished to learn a few months later that her cat was busy exploding all over the Internet.
I like cats, I like art, but I’m not sure that this is a great mix of the two. It is slightly humourous and I’m sure Garfield would approve but that’s about all.
Hassan, G. The Paintings ‘made better with cats’. BBC News. Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27507950 [last accessed 27 May 2014]