Exposing the Artist-Cat Connection: New Book

Some great artists have had strong, lasting bonds with their cats. This is no surprise to those who believe that great artists have personal attributes (tendencies for being aloof, secretive, mysterious) that are actually quite “cat like”.  In the new book, Artists and Their Cats, Alison Nastasi reveals these bonds as her book features over 50 legendary creatives and the stories behind their feline friendships…

From the book’s introduction:

“Behind many great artists is a great…cat.

Many artists buck notions of a stereotypical temperament, but researchers have long speculated that creative individuals share common attributes—which mirror those of cats.”    -Alison Nastasi

From 50 Intimate Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Pet Cats

“Accompanied by a series of endearing photographs of both past and present artists and their cats, the book explores the roles felines play in their lives, and even how they affect their artistic practices. The portfolio of intimate photos capture the unique bonds between artist and feline, often showing the cats perched on laps, desks, and even atop heads…”


Artists pay tribute to their cats

“Among many iconic artists, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo are all known to have had kitty accomplices. Having lived with many cats throughout his life, Picasso even portrayed them in his many of his paintings, including Woman with Cat (1900) and Chat et homard (Cat and Lobster, 1965). Warhol even published a book of cat drawings titled 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy and Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace (1940) features a black cat on her shoulder.” (source)


Read more…and see more of the great photos HERE.

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