Saturday, January 09, 2010

The Cat in Art ....A Cat Painting and art tip SOLD

'Seeking Warmth' 5x7 pastel
This is one of my favorite paintings of my cat Jazzpurr. My cats are seeking warmth these days since our temperatures have been below freezing for almost a week. I find them curled up in any patch of sun or in front of a heat vent.
I love painting my cats and it got me thinking about cats in art. I am familiar with Steinlen and his cat drawings but I didn't realize just how much the cat has been a part of art until I came across this wonderful site that I want to share with you. It is the website of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. They have a feature where you can view their art collection online. I stumbled upon their gallery of cat art. Enjoy 51 works of art that feature cats in this gallery. What a wonderful resource!

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love cats and I love your paintings of your cats. Thanks for the tip on museum.

Karen said...

Thanks! I want to see some of the other galleries on the site when I get caught up!

Marsha Hamby Savage said...

Thanks Karen, Love your cat paintings always. You are quite a master at it! I'll being going to the museum site to have a look since I am a cat lover -- just not a cat painter!

Karen said...

Thank you Marsha! I have a lot of cats to inspire me! I hope you enjoy the link. See you soon!