Posts tagged cat
Posts tagged cat
I used to have a cat just like this :)
oil and mixed media on canvas.
Birgit Zartl © 2013
Russian Winter Kitty 画
Some talented lads I know created this simultaneously hilarious and touching music video, depicting a much-beloved pet’s extravagant funeral for the band Young Wonder, an electronic pop duo from Cork, Ireland.
guys lemme in
srsly you guys
…wtf you guys?!
…imma end you…
I have one week left to sort out the pitch for my final major project/exhibition, so naturally I painted a picture of my cat instead.
Louis Wain’s cats as he progressed into schizophrenia.
Louis Wain could have seriously been a Batman villain. A successful English artist he began to paint exclusively cats after extensively painting his dying wife’s cat. He then made a living on children’s books and illustrations of anthropomorphic cats often parodying everyday life. After about 30 years he began to suffer from schizophrenia, theorized to be precipitated by toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be contracted from cats. After he became too paranoid and violent for his sisters to care for, he was institutionalized at the relatively pleasant Napsbury Hospital , with a garden and colony of cats. Over the next 15 years, he continued to paint cats in increasingly psychedelic depictions.
Lucian Freud: The Sleeping Cat (1922)
I just wanted to say a belated thank you to everyone who subscribes to ‘Fuck Yeah, Book Arts!’, as of last week we have hit an overwhelming 50,000 followers! Once again, I’d like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and goodwill towards the blog, and for making the task of running it so enjoyable and worthwhile.
(I’d considered making a video of some sort to say cheers in person, but I think my cat Lila’s piercing stare and party hat ensemble speaks volumes!) x
Following the party hat incident, Lila is no longer speaking to me.