Painting of the Week: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John WeguelinAugust 9, 2020
Here is a Painting of the Week to honor our recent cat theme. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian cat burial. Ancient Egypt and Cats Many people are familiar with...
15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would LoveAugust 8, 2020
Today is the day – for some it’s more important than Valentine’s Day, more important than Boxing Day, and even more important than International Pizza Day. Today is… INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY! To mark this very special occasion we...
Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)August 7, 2020
We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark bell and bib, Maneki Neko (in Japanese 招き猫, “beckoning cat”) have symbolized all kinds of...
The Sacred Cats of Ancient EgyptAugust 5, 2020
The Ancient Egyptians revered cats of all kinds and honoured them in their art. From servals to the mighty lion, cats were seen as powerful forces for both protection and destruction. According to their mythology, the sacred cats...
Can You Spot the Cat? Cats Hidden in Famous PaintingsAugust 4, 2020
I like cats and I’m sure that many of you do too. A fascinating animal, the cat has earned itself an important place in culture, literature, and art. Artists gave it a rich variety of symbolic meanings. However, at...
Tsuguharu Foujita: The Cat MasterAugust 3, 2020
While there are many artists who can be called cat-lovers, only one can be called the master of cats. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan. He applied Japanese ink techniques to...
Nikko Toshogu ShrineApril 30, 2020
Among one of the most scenic areas of Japan, in the middle of the Honshu island, and at the foot of the Mt. Nantai volcano, lies the small city of Nikko. Besides the beautiful surroundings, it is known...
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