The internet cat phenomenon has infiltrated the minds of the world’s leaders past and present so much so that they feel compelled to draw or paint them.
First Russia’s President Putin drew “something” on a classroom white board while visiting a Kurgan region school. One of the pupils asked what is was! Frankly, that is not a good sign as to the quality of his drawing. Putin replied:
“It’s a cat. The rear view.”
You could have fooled me and he did fool the classroom. His drawing begs the question as to why he chose to draw the back end of a cat! Why not a side view? I think it would have been easier. The fact that he chose a cat at all indicates how the internet cat phenomenon has entered the subconscious of our minds, bombarded as we are all day and every day with “funny cat pix and vids”.
Former US President George W Bush’s attempt is better. He is known to paint dogs. He appears to have become slightly bored with painting dogs and wants a new challenge although I think he is a dog person.
He painted a black and white moggie lying on top of what looks like a fridge. Cats like to be on top of tall fridges. I wonder whose cat it is.
You may know that Picasso went through various phases in his art such as the Blue Period, Rose Period and Cubism etc.. Well, George W Bush has gone from his “Dog Period” to his new and exciting, “Cat Period”. As he has painted 50 dogs we can expect 50 cat paintings.
What do we think of George’s art? I have to be brutally honest and state that for me it is decidedly average and rather crude. However, the fact that he is painting and enjoying it, is good. He is not frightened to show it off. Perhaps he thinks it is better than it is.
- My thanks to http://gawker.com for the Bush/cat story.
- Putin likes tigers