Breaking Mews: History’s Finest Artworks Inspired By Fat Cat

Oh, how cats inspire us.

From print to paint, cats have been muses for humans since the dawn of their cohabitation.

Zarathustra the Cat is no exception, inspiring his mom to uncover the original versions of some well-known artwork. From some of humans’ first expressions of art to the pop phenomena of our time, Svetlana shows the world the beauty of art when a cat provides the creative revelation.


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Zarathustra and Svetlana met in 2008 after the death of Svetlana’s mother. The ginger cat helped her through the depression that found her afterwards, showing Svetlana his artistic spirit and renewing hers in the process.

Here, the pair reenacts Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring as redone with a ginger tabby…


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In 2011, the pair debuted the Fat Cat Art project because Zarathustra told his mother, “Paint me like these French girls…”

On Bored Panda, Svetlana wrote, “So I do.”

And we are so happy she does…

Any Masterpiece is Better with a Cat

When asked about this Starry Night original version, the pair wrote VanGogh’s critics commented, “Vincent, come on, your stars are so fat!”


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Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss was really about a man’s love for his tabby cat…

 
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Sing to me of shrimp, Melozzo da Forli…


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The Lady and The Unicorn plus a fat kitty cat the Lady so loved. She couldn’t resist showing the uni-kitty and unicorn how handsome they looked within her gilded mirror…

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“Thus speaks Zarathustra the Cat”, a cat must feast like a king…


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“God tried to create Zarathustra the Cat” and Michelangelo immortalized the magical moment for all ages…


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All way back in 100 B.C., Alexander the Great learned, “Only a good fat battle cat can bring you the victory!”…


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36 views of Mount Fuji, no 11 captures the feline horror that came upon a tea house after a snowfall. Catzilla the Fat…


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Botticelli knew true beauty in his original version of The Birth of Venus


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William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted The Abduction of Psyche and the Fat Cat, but purrhaps it should have been titled “When You Date A Cat Lover”…


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Edvard Munch knew the cause behind Zarathustra’s scream, “Shrimpies, where are you-u-u?”…


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Vincent van Gogh, once again inspired by the Fat Cat plus Irises, learned tabby cats are disastrous for flowers…


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“Mona Lisa’s smile is a mystery no more!” Her secret is finally revealed, she loves fat cats whether they like it or not…


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From Ancient Works To Pop Culture, Fat Cats are the Way

Ancient Egyptians worshiped cats, even learning the nuances of hunting from the divine Fat Cat. Proof was uncovered in the tomb of Nebamun…


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The history they don’t want you to know: “The Bayeux Tapestry, true 23rd scene, 1070 AD⁠
The embroidered caption on the tapestry says: ‘Harold made an oath to Duke William: “I swear I will provide a bigger chair for your cat”’ 😻⁠
But he did not. Thus, the Battle of Hastings followed, and Normans invaded England”…


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#FatCatArt creates “The Purrsistence of Cats’ Meowmory” featuring Zarathustra melting.”…


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Zarathustra and his brother, David Bowie, are cleaning out the dogs…


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In a sweet note of parting, Zarathustra says, “Hark! Let me serenade thee at 3 in the a.m.”…

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As Zarathustra’s namesake said, “Happiness comes to them who bring happiness to others.” If this is the case, then Zarathustra must be the happiest cat around.

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