Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cat Thursday | Cats in Art (June 26)


Welcome to the weekly meme, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict, that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share some pictures of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! (Share your post in the Mr. Linky on The True Book Addict.)

My theme this week is Cats in Art.   I found five cat paintings from the 19th century. Incidentally, I learned that this century was the first time in history that cats were depicted as the main subjects of art, and without showing the "cat's natural viciousness." (from The Great Cat

Sara Holding a Cat
Mary Cassatt

Cat on a Flowerbed
Bruno Liljefors

Girl Holding a Cat
Albert Anker

Kitten in a Vase
Horatio Henry Couldery

Arthur John Elsley