- 288 pages
- 260 full-color illustrations
- 10 1/2'' x 10 1/2''
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The cat's reputation and place in society have been subject to twists and turns of fate that are all reflected in art. Generations of artists have treasured the contrariness and beauty of the cat, and while it does not always occupy centre stage in paintings, it always adds an extra symbolic dimension to a picture, or illuminates its meaning in an unexpected way.
This sumptuously illustrated book examines the relationship between cats and humans from ancient times to the present, offering fascinating insight in the prominence of the cat in art in cultures worldwide. Thematic chapters explore in detail a rich and rewarding collection of paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, from ancient Egyptian papyri to work by Wain and Warhol, and from paintings by such Renaissance masters as Leonardo to those of Picasso and Freud. A unique exploration of the entire history of the cat in art, The Cat will have enduring appeal among art lovers and cat lovers alike.
288 pages, 260 full-color illustrations. 10 1/2'' x 10 1/2''. Hardcover.
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