MOCA - MUSEUM OF CAT ART
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.
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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.
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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).
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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.”
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.