The cat s reputation and place in society have been subject to twists and turns of fate that are all reflected in art While cats were deified by the ancient Egyptians, they were vilified by the medieval Church, before the Renaissance and Baroque periods saw their gradual rehabilitation By the eighteenth century cats had become popular household pets worldwide Generations of artists have treasured their contrariness and beauty, and while the cat 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 insights into 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, creating a book that will have enduring appeal among art lovers and cat lovers alike. New Download eBook The Cat: 3500 Years of the Cat in Art author Caroline Bugler – heartforum.co.uk
Caroline Bugler is an experienced writer and editor specialising in cultural travel, particularly within Europe She was editor of Art Quarterly for 12 years, is the author of Vienna Art in Focus, and has contributed to Dorling Kindersley travel guides and to Europa, the online magazine of the EU.
- 288 pages
- The Cat: 3500 Years of the Cat in Art
- Caroline Bugler
- 04 January 2019 Caroline Bugler