Cats In Art - Cat Info Detective

Cats In Art

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Greetings feline art lovers! It’s your Cat Info Detective, Skye Blake, on the hunt today for everything I can find about art, artists and the cats they love…

paw prints coming in from a distance - cats in art

Did you know the feline form is portrayed in every artistic medium imaginable!

black & white cat posing on table with Japanese flower arrangement - cats in art

Sculpture, drawings, paintings, embroidery, caricatures and cartoons… all among the many ways people admire us fabulous felines!

Some of the great art masters used us in their works.

Kittens 1893 - by Charles van den Eycken - cats in art
Kittens-1893 by Charles van den Eycken

In fact, as far back as we have records, people have memorialized and admired our kitty brethren.

Our playful, sad, and crazy moods are displayed for everyone to enjoy.

From cartoons to oil paintings, Egyptian statues to modern movies, our pawprints have left their mark!

Discover more about cats in art at “Paintings of Cats“.

colorful cartoon cats - cats in art

Drawing & Painting Cats

You, too, can enjoy learning how to draw and paint your feline pal.

It’s a great way to try something new while expressing your love for us.

Find out more at “How to Draw a Cat – Step-by-Step Tutorial to Make Cat Drawing Easy” (artincontext.org)

How To Draw A Cat, The Art of Aaron Blaise, August 5, 2021
How to draw CATS – Step by Step Art Tutorial, Mink – the Drawing Researcher, September 8, 2018
Oil Painting Tips! Painting my Cat!, Jess Karp, September 18, 2020
4 Step Watercolor Cat | Beginner Painting How To, Shayda Campbell, April 26, 2022

More About Cats in Culture

If you love art, you probably also love movies, music, poems and a good cat book!

Here are some pages for you to enjoy…

Music For CatsSongs About Cats – Discover Musical Treasures
Cats In BooksPoems About Cats – Find Ones You Love!
Music For Cats Cats In Movies

Do you love history? Ever considered learning about where cats fit in?

Take a look at “History of Cats” and “History of Veterinary Medicine“.

Who Is Skye Blake?

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Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not an art expert) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, reviews their information, then passes it on to you! 

Each page has a list of sources at the bottom if you want to investigate further.

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    Sources

    Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.

    Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.

    Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

    Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.

    However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.

    When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

    List of Sources

    Art Periods – A Detailed Look at the Art History Timeline“, artincontext.org, September 15, 2021

    How to Draw a Cat – Step-by-Step Tutorial to Make Cat Drawing Easy“, artincontext.org

    Updated May 5, 2023

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