Artists and Their Cats

In this clever compilation, art aficionados will discover a softer side of their favorite artists, and cat lovers will enjoy a whole new way to celebrate their favorite furry friends.

Author: Alison Nastasi

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452133553

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo . . . so many great artists have shared one very special love: the companionship of cats. Gathered here for the first time are behind-thescenes stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends. From Salvador Dali's pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's menagerie of cats, including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists and Their Cats captures these endearing friendships in charming photographs and engaging text, and reveals what creative souls and the animals best known for their independent spirits have in common. In this clever compilation, art aficionados will discover a softer side of their favorite artists, and cat lovers will enjoy a whole new way to celebrate their favorite furry friends.

Writers and Their Cats

She lives in Los Angeles, California "Full of charming anecdotes and feline whimsy, this collection is catnip for lit nerds." — Shelf Awareness • Makes a charming and thoughtful gift for any fan of great literature and cats • An ...

Author: Alison Nastasi

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452164571

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 174

Mark Twain, Alice Walker, Haruki Murakami, Ursula K. Le Guin—this volume celebrates 45 famous authors who have shared their homes and hearts with furry feline friends. The photographs and stories in Writers and Their Cats capture the special bond between wordsmith and mouser. From the six-toed kitties who still inhabit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Florida to the mewling muses of mystery writer Lilian Jackson Braun, cats are clearly, in the words of Gloria Steinem, "a writer's most logical and agreeable companion."

Cats in Art

Today, the cat is one of the most popular domestic pets on the planet, and feline art is a hugely popular theme across the world. In his latest eye-catching book, best-selling author Desmond Morris tells the compelling story of cats in art.

Author: Desmond Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781780238333

Category: Cats

Page: 248

View: 966

The cat--that most graceful, stubborn, and agile of animals--has been a favorite subject of artists the world over from prehistory to the modern day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old engraving in Libya depicts a catfight. Figures modeled by the Babylonians remind us of their belief that the souls of priests were escorted to paradise by a helpful cat. Pablo Picasso was known to have loved cats and famously portrayed them as savage predators. In Victorian times, cats were depicted in loving family groups with mothers caring for their playful kittens. Today, the cat is one of the most popular domestic pets on the planet, and feline art is a hugely popular theme across the world. In his latest eye-catching book, best-selling author Desmond Morris tells the compelling story of cats in art. He explores feline art in its many forms, tracing its history from ancient rock paintings and spectacular Egyptian art to the work of old masters, avant-garde representations, and the depiction of cats in cartoons. Morris discusses the various ways in which artists have approached the subject throughout history, weaving illuminating stories with rarely seen images. The result is a beautifully illustrated book that will delight anyone with a Kitty, Max, or Tigger in their life.

Queer Icons and Their Cats

These cat lovers are out and purr-oud! Freddie Mercury, Sylvia Rivera, Alison Bechdel, Dusty Springfield. This book is a celebration of queer icons of the past and present and their furry feline friends.

Author: Alison Nastasi

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1797206230

Category: Pets

Page:

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These cat lovers are out and purr-oud! Freddie Mercury, Sylvia Rivera, Alison Bechdel, Dusty Springfield. This book is a celebration of queer icons of the past and present and their furry feline friends. From images of lost legends such as Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, to snapshots of contemporary trailblazers like comedian Tig Notaro and fashion designer Jason Wu—these charming and eccentric photographs capture what it truly means to be a cat purr-son. • PURR-FECT FOR CAT LOVERS: This book celebrates the love between human and cat. What better gift could you get the feline fancier in your life? • AMEWSING ANECDOTES AND IMPAWTENT MOMENTS: Learn about the lives of the queer heroes who came before us and those who are still fighting for equality and inclusion. We're not kitten around—with watershed moments like the Stonewall riots and sweet stories of domestic bliss, this book will both entertain and inspire you. • PHOTOS WITH CATITUDE: In these purr-ecious photographs, you'll get to see your heroes in unguarded moments expressing love for their pets. This collection of images will bring joy to any cat lover's heart. Perfect for: • LGBTQIA+ cat lovers and the people who shop for them • Anyone interested in learning more about influential queer figures—and their pets!

Famous Artists Cats

As every cat lover knows, the cats must surely have tried. Famous Artists' Cats, inspired by cat artist Deborah Julian's popular images, aims to correct this historic deficiency.

Author: David Stone

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519489906

Category:

Page: 52

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Many famous artists, from Klimt to Picasso to Matisse, loved cats. They posed for photographs with them and allowed their feline friends to wander around the studio. Sadly, not enough of them allowed their cats to participate in the art. That is, the artists never let their cats get inside the pictures. As every cat lover knows, the cats must surely have tried. Famous Artists' Cats, inspired by cat artist Deborah Julian's popular images, aims to correct this historic deficiency. Partnering with her own cats, George, Billy and Sam, in 17 full color works of digital art, she has swung open the studio doors and let them get inside the frames at last. Enjoy multiple feline explorations within the imagination of Matisse and Van Gogh. See what happens when a vain young woman in front of a mirror is replaced by a cat. See if George, Billy or Sam can out-parody Lichtenstein. David Stone puts the pictures in perspective comments about he artists and the art being invaded. Deborah Julian's cat art is often funny, sometimes insightful and always respectful of both the artists and the cats.

Planet Cat

As cats deepen their roles as family members , more feline art will likely be
created and displayed internationally . One of the most famous feline art galleries
is the Philip Wood Gallery in Berkeley , California , which opened its doors in
1994 ...

Author: Sandra Choron

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618812592

Category: Pets

Page: 403

View: 895

Presents more than four hundred lists on various information on cats, including cat breeds, training, and behavior, as well as such topics as famous cats in history, cat food recipes, and gifts for pampered cats.

Artists and Their Cats

Author: Sylvia Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781877675027

Category: Artists

Page: 58

View: 556


A History of Art in 21 Cats

More than just a drawing book, A History of Art in 21 Cats is perfect for art enthusiasts, drawing beginners and cat lovers alike.

Author: Nia Gould

Publisher: LOM ART

ISBN: 9781910552902

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 172

Art history has been given a fun feline makeover. Discover the basics of important art movements through a host of beautifully illustrated cats, each one inspired by a specific period in art history. From The Surrealist to The Cubist, The Abstract Expressionist to The Ancient Egyptian, these creative cats will introduce you to key themes and provide you with all of the inspiration you need if you want to create your own version. Each arty illustrated cat comes with an overview of the art movement that it represents, plus a breakdown of the cats features, explaining the relevance of each. Accompanied by fun, informative captions, each element - from faces and fur to patterns, shapes and colours - is simple enough to be recreated at home. More than just a reference book, A History of Art in 21 Cats is perfect for art enthusiasts, drawing beginners and cat lovers alike.

The Book of the Cat

Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by artists from around the world.

Author: Angus Hyland

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270719

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 114

Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence, and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by artists from around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

Impressionist Cats Dogs

Drawing on early pet handbooks and treatises on animal intelligence, Rubin explores nineteenth-century opinions on cats and dogs and compares handbook illustrations to the animals shown in Impressionist works.

Author: James Henry Rubin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300098730

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 617

Many Impressionist paintings of modern life and leisure include images of household pets. Their appealing presence lends charm to such works while alluding to middle-class prosperity and the growing importance of animals as family members. In many cases, such domestic denizens significantly complement representations of their owners. In certain others, the devotion of individual artists to their pets symbolically enhances their expressions of artistic identity. This enjoyable and informative book focuses on the role of pets in Impressionist pictures and what this reveals about art, artists, and society of that era. James H. Rubin discusses works in which artists paint themselves or their friends in the company of their pets, including several paintings by Courbet (who was fond of dogs) and Manet (a notorious lover of cats). He points out that in some works by Degas, dogs contribute to the artist's commentary on psychological and social relationships, and that in paintings by Renoir, dogs and cats have playful and erotic overtones. He also offers a theory to explain why Monet almost never painted pets. Drawing on early pet handbooks and treatises on animal intelligence, Rubin explores nineteenth-century opinions on cats and dogs and compares handbook illustrations to the animals shown in Impressionist works. He also provides fascinating information on pet ownership and on the place of Impressionism in the long history of animal painting.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat

Loaded with clever cat puns, this playful romp through art history will twist the whiskers of any cat-loving creative, whether you're discovering the inspiration for Frida Catlo's renowned self-pawtraits to reflecting on the catmosphere ...

Author: Nia Gould

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452178387

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 120

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat is a book of more than 20 influential artists reimagined as artistic felines. From Frida Catlo to Yayoi Catsama, Wassily Catdinski to Henri Catisse, each portrait of the artist as a young cat is accompanied by a clever tongue-in-cheek biography revealing the thrilling feline lives (all nine) behind their famed artwork. Loaded with clever cat puns, this playful romp through art history will twist the whiskers of any cat-loving creative, whether you're discovering the inspiration for Frida Catlo's renowned self-pawtraits to reflecting on the catmosphere that gave rise to Georgia O'Kitty's landscapes. • Features fantastic feline artists such as Mary Catsatt and Meow Weiwei • A cute and clever little book that cat and art lovers alike will love • Packed with tons of real biographical info about each artist and plentiful cat puns For cat lovers with an artistic purr-suasion, this is the ultimate celebration of their favorite artists. • A purrfectly smart and sweet gift book for cat lovers, art lovers, pun enthusiasts, and those who love them • Great for those who loved Fat Cat Art by Svetlana Petrova, Cats Galore by Susan Herbert, Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers and Statesmen by Sam Kalda

Artists and Their Pets

Artists and Their Pets tells these stories and many more with full-color illustrations and a chirpy narrative that will delight both art buffs and pet enthusiasts. Lexile: 1140L

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: duopress

ISBN: 9781946064011

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 256

Did you know that the great Pablo Picasso had many pets, including a white mouse and a goat? And that Andy Warhol loved his dachshunds, Salvador Dalí liked ocelots and anteaters, and Georgia O’Keeffe had a passion for chows and Siamese cats? Artists and Their Pets tells these stories and many more with full-color illustrations and a chirpy narrative that will delight both art buffs and pet enthusiasts. Lexile: 1140L

Artful Cats

Artful Cats explores the quirky and charming relationships of artists with their cats in 130 rarely seen photos, paintings, sketches, manuscripts, and letters from the Archives of American Art.

Author: Mary Savig

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616897901

Category: Art

Page:

View: 507

Cats, cats, and more cats! Expressive or aloof, affectionate or enigmatic, cats have complicated characters that make them compelling artists' muses. Artful Cats explores the quirky and charming relationships of artists with their cats in 130 rarely seen photos, paintings, sketches, manuscripts, and letters from the Archives of American Art. Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson, Marcel Breuer, Yves Tanguy, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, Robert Indiana, Judy Chicago, Berenice Abbott, and Romare Bearden show off their artful cats, which appear as companions, inspirations, instigators, and often regents of the home or studio. The images, culled from the archive's extensive holdings from the nineteenth century through today, celebrate our cultural heritage through our enduring fascination, love, and bemusement with our feline familiars. A foreword by Kate Haw, director of the Archives of American Art, describes how these archival treasures provide a window on unexpected and personal details of celebrated artists' lives and work.

Women Artists News

ORDER INFORMATION for BOOKS by MIDMARCHARTS PRESS All books carry
Library of Congress Catalog card number ... Catalogue Raisonné$ $10.00 Artists
and Their Cats Poetry and Images $12.00 Parallels: 3 Artists/47 Women Poets ...

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ISBN:

Category: Art, American

Page:

View: 216


Women Artists News Book Review

ORDER INFORMATION for BOOKS by MIDMARCH ARTS PRESS All books carry
Library of Congress Catalog card ... Mid-Life Catalogue Raisonne $10.00 Artists
and Their Cats $14.00 June Wayne: Tunnel of the Senses (Forthcoming) ...

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Category: Art, American

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Cats Rock

Curated around the work of 60 Internationally-known artists and feline enthusiasts such as Mark Ryden, Miss Van, Shepard Farey, this large volume is a love letter to our furry friends that purr and pounce.

Author:

Publisher: Cernunnos

ISBN: 9782374950464

Category: Art

Page: 294

View: 167

Cats in contemporary art and design!!!! Cats by the top artists of today!! Whether they'll be Baudelarian muses, witches ' familié or favored internet meme, cats never ceased to intrigue, amuse and spook by their odd grace and otherworldly behaviour...Curated around the work of 60 Internationally-known artists and feline enthusiasts such as Mark Ryden, Miss Van, Shepard Farey, this large volume is a love letter to our furry friends that purr and pounce. Lavishly illustrated, find in more than 240 the best of contemporary creation today examining our obsessive relationship with these mischievous companions.

Of Cats and Men

Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history’s most notable “cat men,” Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of ...

Author: Sam Kalda

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399578455

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 879

A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history. Some of history’s greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat’s fur sparked young Nikola Tesla’s interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill’s homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends. Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history’s most notable “cat men,” Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.

The Art of Joan Brown

Berkeley : University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive , University of
California , Berkeley , 1992 . ... Working Together : Joan Brown and Manuel Neri ,
1958 – 1964 , exh . cat . Belmont , Calif . ... Artists and Their Cats in Their Own
Words .

Author: Karen Tsujimoto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520214699

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 195

Examines the California artist's life and work, offering reproductions of many of her pieces

Classic Sketchbook Cats

The series shows how it's done by looking at details of museum-quality works, then coaching readers through the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions.

Author: Patricia Wynne

Publisher:

ISBN: 1631592947

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 988

Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, or making a finished portrait where every silky hair and polished whisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the very essence of feline-ness. How do they do it? Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the way they sit, yawn, position their tails, and curl up to sleep, but it won't tell you how to get those things down on paper. Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series of instructional books that began with Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. The series shows how it's done by looking at details of museum-quality works, then coaching readers through the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions. In this case the expert is Patricia Wynne, a noted illustrator with a specialty in animals. Wynne will guide you through fur, paws, and eyes, as well as cats sleeping, playing, or pouncing. Her unique instructions places a close-up of a drawing or painting by a noted artist like Gauguin, Chardin, Gwen John, and Theodore Steinlen on the left side of the page. And on the right side of the page Patricia Wynne coaches you with detailed, step-by-step drawings, that illuminate the process.

The Painted Cat

CATS AND PAINTERS There have been “ cat ” painters and “ non - cat ” painters
— that much is certain . But we know very little about the proclivities of early
painters in this regard , since the artists themselves ( unlike their peers , whether
 ...

Author: Elisabeth Foucart-Walter

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN:

Category: Cats in art.

Page: 223

View: 699

Explores the history and meaning of the cat in art drawing on the works of distinguished artists from many periods