Feline arty! Artist loves her pet cat so much she’s added it to works by Botticelli, Dali and even the Mona Lisa
By Katy Winter
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While some of us spend more of our time online looking at cute cats than we would care to admit, few will have discovered the world of Fat Cat Art.
A bizarre but strangely wonderful concept of classic paintings and fine art work ‘improved’ by a fat ginger cat, Fat Cat Art is rapidly growing its online fan base.
The pieces are the work of Russian artist Svetlana Petrova who features her own cat Zarathustra in every picture.
From the Venus by Sandro Botticelli getting a feline makeover, to the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile suddenly being explained by the presence of a cat on her lap, these furry reinterpretations of some of the most well known art in history have captured the imagination of thousands.
Fat Cat Art re invents the famous Michelangelo fresco ‘The Creation of Adam’ at Sistine Chapel
The original ‘Creation of Adam’ is one of the most famous fresco’s of what is widely considered Michelangelo’s greatest work
In adding a cat to Venus of Urbino by Tiziano, Svetlana says ‘It is evidently that this beautiful lady is dreaming of a handsome, warm and soft cat!’
Mona Lisa’s smile in the famous painting by Leoardo da Vinci, is a mystery no more
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli takes on a decidedly comic look when the classic voluptuous beauty is replaced by Zarathustra
Adopting a ‘nymph of the wood’ pose Zarathustra looks at home among the dancing beauties in Botticelli’s Spring March… almost