When considering the “artistic type,” many could be described as non-conformist, impulsive, or even introverted.
It’s no surprise then that the typically aloof domestic cat makes the perfect pet for a lot of creative individuals. In fact, cats have inspired artists for centuries, serving as constant companions in artists’ studios.
Artists and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi, features over 50 legendary creatives and the stories behind their feline friendships.
Believing that “behind many great artists is a great…cat,” Nastasi writes in the book’s introduction, “Many artists buck notions of a stereotypical temperament, but researchers have long speculated that creative individuals share common attributes—which mirror those of 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.
Frida Kahlo and MASTER Salvador Dali
MASTER Ai Weiwei
Although I’m more of a dog person, I’m loving this.
I’m a fan of many artists in these portraits. This is a nice gift for cat-lovers, or for those who enjoy a peek into some private lives and some nine-lives.