Fat Cats Snuggle into Art History

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[These images are admiringly reposted from the blog Fat Cat Art.  Click the caption below each feline-faced portrait to see more about the original artwork, where it’s located, and about the artist who created it way back when.]

What happens when you add a fat cat to some of the world’s most famous artworks? Magic.  Straight up magic.

A kitty cuddle explains the Mona Lisa’s warm fuzzy smile:


The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci at Musée du Louvre

I now wish for a cat who can make the same face as me.


Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci at Czartoryski Museum

It makes me want to take a cat nap.


The Persistence of Memory  by Salvador Dalí at MOMA

And to make a kitty pose like the goddess she is


Olympia by Édouard Manet at Musée d'Orsay

And it makes me want to take a cat to the beach, because I’ve never seen a feline by the seashore.


The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli at Uffizi Gallery

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By: Carolyn 

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