Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude by Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat.
At first glance, I knew this was my kind of book. Svetlana Petrova combined my love of cats and my appreciation for whimsy in a unique and memorable way.
Her new book, Fat Cat Art, is being called “a marriage of runaway internet sensation and classical art.” It features her twenty-two pound ginger cat, Zarathustra, superimposed into some of the world’s greatest works of art.
Svetlana Petrova is an artist in St. Petersburg, Russia, who has been drawing and writing poetry from childhood. She learned much from her mother, who was not a professional, but had the soul of an artist. And cats were always a part of Petrova’s life. Always.
In 2008, her mother’s passing left Svetlana with severe depression. But it was her mother’s cat, Zarathustra, who saved her. And with a friend’s encouragement, Svetlana began creating art featuring Zarathustra as a part of world-renown paintings.
I’ve had a difficult time picking out a few favorites to share with you, as I love just about every photo in the book. Zarathustra’s chunky body and expressive face gives life to the works of art in ways I’m certain the artists never ever imagined. For instance…
The Kitchen Maid and the Cat
Whistler’s Mother and the Cat
Cats are true Angels.
This book would make a fabulous gift to the cat lovers in your life. Want more? I know you do. So please visit Petrova’s amazing website to enjoy her massive body of work, and her shop to purchase your very own Fat Cat Art.
208 glossy pages
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