Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cats in Art: Reopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret (Steinlen)

From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art. I am using some ideas from the coffee table book, The Cat in Art, by Stefano Zuffi.

I am currently featuring 4 installments of the art of Theophile Alexandre Steinlen--this is 2 of 4:

Image credit WikiGalleryReopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret, 1896, T. A. Steinlen, 1896, oil on canvas.

The poster cat looks a tad bit hyper--either hopped up on catnip, or out of sorts due to all the humans attending the reopening of the cabaret. 

Or, merely mugging for the artist and acting the part of being famous enough to have a cabaret named after you.


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