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Cats and art: 5 famous paintings in which the feline is featured

Cats have always inspired artists of all ages and genres, often becoming the protagonists of works of art of great historical and cultural significance.

In this photo gallery we will take you on a discovery of five famous paintings in which felines are the absolute protagonists, admiring how their beauty, majesty and mystery have inspired great artists of all times. You will discover how these animals have been represented through the centuries, in different forms and styles, creating works of art of great visual and emotional impact.

Are you ready to enter the magical world of cats in art? Let's get started!

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Cats and art: 5 famous paintings in which the feline is featured
Cats have always inspired artists of all ages and genres, often becoming the protagonists of works of art of great historical and cultural significance. In this photo gallery we will take you on a discovery of five famous paintings in which felines are the absolute protagonists, admiring how their beauty, majesty and mystery have inspired great artists of all times. You will discover how these animals have been represented through the centuries, in different forms and styles, creating works of art of great visual and emotional impact. Are you ready to enter the magical world of cats in art? Let's get started!
Di Giovanni Boldini - http://www.wikiart.org/en/giovanni-boldini/girl-with-black-cat-1885; http://ww
Giovanni Boldini, Girl with black cat in her arms, oil on canvas, 1885
The painting by Boldini depicts a young girl holding a black cat: the fixed gaze turned towards the viewer conveys feelings that oscillate between pride and elegance, contributing to an atmosphere of lightheartedness and sweetness in the work.
Di Lorenzo Lotto - The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed b
Lorenzo Lotto, The Annunciation of Recanati, oil on canvas, c. 1534
The Annunciation of Recanati is an oil painting on canvas (166x114 cm) by Lorenzo Lotto, datable to around 1534 and housed in the Museo civico Villa Colloredo Mels in Recanati. It is signed 'L. Lotus' and is one of the artist's most famous works. In the painting the frightened cat runs away arching its back: a symbol of the defeat of evil but also a gentle element of irony.
Di Federico Barocci - gallerix.ru, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid
Federico Barocci, Madonna of the Cat, oil on canvas, c. 1575
The scene is depicted in a surprisingly lively and informal atmosphere. The infant John the Baptist holds a goldfinch, symbol of the Passion of Christ, with which he teases a cat, while his reed cross is leaning against the wall on the left. Meanwhile, Mary is breastfeeding the Child and Saint Joseph is observing the scene.
Di Paul Klee - https://www.flickr.com/photos/caro8a/417129609/, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wi
Paul Klee, Cat and bird, oil and ink on gauze, ca. 1928
Cat and Bird is a painting by Swiss German painter Paul Klee, created in 1928. It was created when Klee was a teacher at the Bauhaus Dessau. The painting depicts the broad face of a stylised cat with a bird perched on its forehead. It is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The artist loved cats and had three of them.
Par Carl Kahler — Sotheby's sale 3 November 2015, Domaine public, https://commons.wikimedia.o
Carl Kahler, My wife's lovers, Oil on canvas
My Wife's Lovers is a painting by Austrian painter Carl Kahler, painted in 1891. It depicts forty-two Angora and Persian cats belonging to the American millionaire and philanthropist Catherine Kate Birdsall Johnson. The title of this painting is attributed to the millionaire's husband, Robert Carlton Johnson.
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