Cats and humans go together. For almost ten thousand years, these furry little creatures have been domesticated and, according to multiple reports, are the most popular pets on earth. That deep appeal helps explain why over the centuries, cats have been such a popular subject for artists, including (but definitely not limited to) Leonardo, Brueghel, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Marc, Kuniyoshi, and Picasso. This large-scale, richly annotated pictorial celebrates a partnership that seems to be going strong.
This large-scale, richly annotated pictorial celebrates a partnership [between cats and humans] that seems to be going strong. Barnes and Noble
gets a huge paw stamp of approval
a rather splendid book The Lady
Thanks to a new book from independent London publishers Merrell, we now have a lavish and delightfully illustrated synopsis of the role of cats in our visual culture
a thorough monument to feline fascination. Prospect Magazine
The serious and carefull writing of this book is belied by it’s coffee-table format, although the profusion of illustrations will make it the envy of other art historians. &mdash The Art Newspaper