Cats in Art

Girl with a Kitten by Lucian Freud

From time to time I like to write about cats in paintings. This is one by Lucian Freud which he…

2 weeks ago

Cat Sculpture by Grayson Perry

This is a photograph of Grayson Perry's sculpture of a cat which he has uploaded to Twitter hours ago. I…

1 month ago

The sex symbolism behind the cat in Hockney’s Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy

The all-white cat gazing out of the balcony doors to the exterior, in David Hockney's painting Mr and Mrs Clark…

6 months ago

Édouard Manet loved cats and many of his letters have small sketches of cats

This is a little bit of cat trivia. It is not going to change the world but it is quite…

8 months ago

These fluffy cats are some of the most intricate drawings you’ll ever see

This is the art of Kamwei Fong. He is a smart guy and he lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Below…

1 year ago

22,000 toothpicks create a cat picture

A high school in the Chiba Prefecture of Japan created a large picture (sculpture?) of the head of a white…

2 years ago

Domestic cat teased by Christ’s suffering as symbolised by a goldfinch

It'd be interesting if someone could try and untangle the interpretation of this 16th century religious painting by Barocci containing…

2 years ago

Why there are hundreds of cats off the ground in a Denver alley?

This is another arresting cat picture. It certainly caught my eye. It looks cool and plausible - just. However it's…

2 years ago

Mediaeval cat paintings: ugly anthropomorphized depictions

I've seen this before. It appears that painters in mediaeval times had a compulsion to depict both domestic and wild…

2 years ago

Photographer recreates Philippe Halsman’s Dali Atomicus without the cats

Photography aficionados will remember the famous Philippe Halsman photograph taken in 1948 called "Dali Atomicus". It is a surreal black-and-white…

3 years ago