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MOCA - MUSEUM OF CAT ART

Updated on March 3, 2013

Museum of Cat Art

I've been putting this one off for awhile....not sure why. Maybe it's because my 2 cats keep me so busy. I have a 16 pound black long hair named "BooKitty" and a 6 pound tuxedo kitty named "Squeaky". They do play an important role in our lives. So, I decided to do a Cat Art Museum as a part of my MO?A series. Cats are such fascinating creatures and they do have sleek lines that appeal to painters and sculptors, and I tried to assemble a varied collection of "cat art" to exhibit in this lens. I really hope that you enjoy looking at it.

Clicking on the images will usually take you to the originating website for further explorations.

An Amazing Bengal Cat Drawing



This very nice drawing was done by Jeroen van Neijhof from Holland. If you'd like to see more of his work, just click on the image.


A Study of Cats - Eugene Delacroix



Here is a nice drawing titled "Study of Cats" by French artist Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863).


A Siamese in Pen and Ink



I found this nice pen and ink drawing out there on the web. It was done by an artist named Gordon Punt, from Boulder Colorado. This Siamese cat drawing was originally done with pen and ink on paper in 2011. Click on the image to see more of his work.



Yellow Cat



A nice yellow cat that seems to have been sculpted in paper mach. Don't have a lot of info on this one, but I couldn't resist including it in this collection. :)


Ancient Egyptian Cat




Here is an elegant, regal, cat sculpture done by an unknown Egyptian sculptor. It is part of the collection of art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.



A Cat by Visscher The Engraver




You are looking at one of the most famous print ever done of a cat, in 1694 by artist/engraver Cornelis Visscher. Visscher did engravings of his own ideas as well as other artist's designs. A unique job in 17 century Holland due to the fact that most artist's preferred etching over engraving. His work doesn't seem to be in demand today but his contemporaries and later collectors sought after his work.



Cat Stretching (Sculpture)



An importer is selling these very enticing cat sculptures at a very reasonable price. Click on the image to get more information.



Amazing Feline Sand Sculpture




Here is an amazing feline sand sculpture by Australian sand sculptor Christina Mija who puts her on spin on "Alice in Wonderland" with an exhibit featuring Alice, the Chelshire Cat and the Caterpillar at the Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia on the Frankston waterfront.



Cat Drawing by Pablo Piccaso




I found this nice cat drawing by Pablo Picasso in a very unlikely place. It's a coloring book website and you might enjoy looking at it (click on the image to go there).

A Cat Relief Sculpture




This is a nice relief sculpture of a cat done by artist/sculptor Becky Turner. Her studio is in Stanwood, Washington and she has spent most of her art career sculpting animals.



Affectionate Cat Illustration




This illustration is Figure 10 from Darwin’s "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals". The caption reads “FIG. 10.—Cat in an affectionate frame of mind, by Mr. Wood.”



Cat Bench




This very old 6th century B.C. Clay bench depicts a panther (large cat) attacking a bull. Originally created in Western Greece, It was featured in Arthur Emmerich's catalogue: "Art of Ancient Italy, Etruscans, Greeks and Romans.



A Very Scary Photograph




Here is a very unique photograph of a Sphynx cat. It seems to be startled to the max. It actually startled me when I first saw it, but then I started laughing out loud. A lot of people don't care for the bare, hairless, look of this breed, but they make very superior show cats and breeders find them very desirable. Anyway, I felt this photo should be included in MOCA.



Remarkable Pencil Drawing




Here is a very sensitive pencil drawing by Australian artist Karen Hull. Click on the image to see more about her.



The Cat Scream




I did this digital drawing adapted from "The Scream" Edvard Munch (1863–1944) for a Cat Rescue Auction at The Red Bluff Art Gallery, a local art establishment. It sold, and hopefully helped to rescue some cats.



M. C. Escher Does A Cat




Probably as a relief from his usual intricate, mathematical, works of genius, M. C. Escher decided to do a very simple print of his cat in 1919. We are very glad that he did it.



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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Close2Art LM: Thanks for the blessing, Close2Art. I'll be checking out your lenses. Have a great day! :)

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      Close2Art LM 4 years ago

      Love the cat art, BLESSED

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: I really enjoy finding this art. Thanks for looking at it. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      amazing art! so beautiful..

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks Susan: and really appreciate all of your activities on my lenses.....Have a beautiful evening. :)

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love the cat art!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very interesting

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @laurenrich: Thanks again Laurenrich. :)

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @ismeedee: My pleasure. Thanks for visiting. :)

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Love this lens- I'm mad on cats! Great stuff here!