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Almost from the beginning of art, humans have portrayed cats. The animal originally domesticated for the humble purpose of catching mice was already a goddess in ancient Egypt and a beloved household pet in ancient Rome. Throughout history, cats have been a beautiful vessel for symbolic meanings, ranging from dark unruly sensuality to perfect domestic tranquillity. In thisAlmost from the beginning of art, humans have portrayed cats. The animal originally domesticated for the humble purpose of catching mice was already a goddess in ancient Egypt and a beloved household pet in ancient Rome. Throughout history, cats have been a beautiful vessel for symbolic meanings, ranging from dark unruly sensuality to perfect domestic tranquillity. In this book, cats inhabit 170 art masterpieces. Sometimes they are the stars of the work and sometimes they are working their magic from the corners of rooms (in which case both the whole work and a detail showing the cat are both illustrated). Here are paintings by Van Eyck, Raphael, Leonardo, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Chardin, Gainsborough, Manet, Renoir, Bonnard, Gauguin, Matisse, Balthus, Picasso, Warhol and many other famous artists. Stefano Zuffi's charming text tells us what it all means. The cats, meanwhile, are beautiful, seductive and mysterious....

Title : The Cat in Art
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ISBN : 9780810993280
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 360 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Cat in Art Reviews

  • Margaret Metz
    2018-10-10 01:59

    This is a gorgeous book. I'm not one of those art lovers that goes to Museums and ponders the meaning of scribbles but having the cats gives me something to relate to. There is a lot of good information about the artist, the time period, the style ... lots of things that help my understanding of a topic way over my head. I also think it's amazing how long cats have been adored and included in art -- and how much emphasis the cats are given. I guess they rule more than just the internet. lol

  • Bastet
    2018-10-14 00:58

    El libro que todo amante de los gatos y sensible al arte quisiera tener en su biblioteca. Un recorrido muy completo que atestigua la presencia del gato en la pintura y la escultura desde la Antigüedad hasta hoy. Aunque contiene abundantes ilustraciones, todas ellas reproducidas con gran calidad, se echa en falta la electrizante Riña de gatos de Goya.

  • Bentley&Lou
    2018-10-06 00:10

    I started collecting children's cat books because I liked the pictures so much. I liked this book because it showed cats in regular classic museum style art. Many of the paintings I was familiar with but had never noticed the cat. I really enjoyed it and it sits on my coffee table now.