Cats in art (Book, 2017) []
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Cats in art

Cats in art

Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The cat--that most graceful, stubborn, and agile of animals--has been a favorite subject of artists the world over from prehistory to the modern day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old engraving in Libya depicts a catfight. Figures modeled by the Babylonians remind us of their belief that the souls of priests were escorted to paradise by a helpful cat. Pablo Picasso was known to have loved cats and famously portrayed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: illustrated books
Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Morris
ISBN: 9781780238333 1780238339
OCLC Number: 972769031
Description: 248 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Sacred cats --
Early urban cats --
Medieval cats --
Satanic cats --
Old Master cats --
Nineteenth century cats --
Modern cats --
Avant-garde cats --
Contemporary traditional cats --
Naive realist cats --
Tribal cats --
Eastern cats --
Cartoon cats --
Street art cats.
Responsibility: Desmond Morris.


In this eye-catching, beautifully illustrated book, bestselling author Desmond Morris tells the compelling story of cats in art, from prehistory until the present day.  Read more...


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