Friday, 16 September 2016

Cats in Art - part 9

Concluding a look at art that has featured cats in one way or another, either as the subject of the work, or as an adjunct to it.

They say you’re either a ‘dog person’ or a ‘cat person.’ I’ve always fallen into the latter category, so I thought I would do a themed feature for this series of posts, covering a large time span through art history.

The time span of approximately five-hundred artworks in the series (in roughly chronological order) is close to five hundred years - from 1525 (Francesco d’Ubertino Verdito) to 1999 (Louise Bourgeois).

This is part 9, the final part of a 9-part series on Cats in Art. For earlier works see parts 1 - 8 also. Note: I have added portraits and dates of the artists where I was able to find them (some of the artists below have been featured in earlier posts).



Marc Chagall
( 1887 Vitebsk, Belarus - 1985 St. Paul de Vence, France )


Marc Chagall
Man at Table 1911

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Marc Chagall
The Poet, or Half Past Three 1911-12
oil on canvas 146 x 197 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Marc Chagall
Paris Through the Window 1913
oil on canvas 136 x 141.9 cm
Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Marc Chagall
Man with a Cat and Woman with a Child 1914
ink on paper 17.2 x 22.3 cm
The State Tretakov Gallery, Moscow

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Marc Chagall
Yellow Cat 1915
oil on board 47.6 x 45.1 cm
Private Collection

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Marc Chagall
The Cat and Two Sparrows 1925

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Marc Chagall
The Cat Transformed into a Woman 1928-31c
etching, drypoint and oil on paper 29.5 x 24.1 cm
Tate, London

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016


José Mongrell i Torrent
( 1870 Valncia, Spain -1937 Barcelona, Spain )


José Mongrell i Torrent
Chica con Gatto 1920
oil on canvas 92 x 73 cm
Private Collection


Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Two Cats 1920s
linocut print

1925 Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Angora Cat 1925
linocut print

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Black Cat 1925
woodcut print

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth
Young Cats 1944
linocut print

Norbertine of Bresslern-Roth
Siamese 1946
linocut print


Fernand Léger c1916
( 1881 Argentan, France -1955 Gif-su-Yvette, France )


Fernand Léger
Woman with a Cat 1921
oil on canvas 13.5 x 89.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Alte Frau mit Katze 1922
drypoint etching 26.3 x 19.9 cm (plate)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Black Cat (Bobby) 1929


Lotte Laserstein
( 1898 Pr. Holland, Prussia -1993 Kalmar, Sweden )


Lotte Laserstein
Self Portrait with a Cat 1928
oil on panel 61 x 51 cm
Leicester Museums, UK

Lotte Laserstein
Girl with Cat 1932 33
oil on panel 70.3 x 55 cm

Paul Klee
( 1879 Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland - 1940 Muralto,
Switzerland )
Paul Klee
Cat and Bird 1928
oil and ink on gessoed canvas, mounted on wood 38.1 x 53.2 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York City


Duncan Grant
( 1885 Rothiemurchus, Scotland -1978 Aldermaston, England )


Duncan Grant
The Cat, Opussyquinusque 1932c


Balthus [ Balthasar Klossowski de Rola ]
( 1908 Paris - 2001 Rossinière, Switzerland )


Balthus
Girl with Cat 1937
oil on board 87.6 x 77.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Frida Kahlo
( 1907 Coyoacán, Mexico - 1954 Coyoacán, Mexico )


Frida Kahlo
Self Portrait With Necklace Of Thorns  1940
oil on canvas 49.5 x 63.5 cm
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre Art Collection,
University of Texas, Austin, Texas


Pablo Picasso
Dora Maar au Chat 1941
oil on canvas 128.3 x 95.3 cm
Private Collection


Victor Brauner
( 1903 Piatra Neamt, Romania - 1966 Paris )


Victor Brauner
Rainbow 1943
oil on canvas


Robert Colquhoun
( 1914 Kilmarnock, Scotland -1962 London )


Robert Colquhoun
Woman with Leaping Cat 1945
oil on canvas 76.7 x 61 cm
Tate, London


Lucien Freud
( 1922 Berlin, Germany - 2011 London, UK )


Lucien Freud
Girl with a Kitten 1947
oil on canvas 39.5 x 29.5 cm
Private Collection


Richard Lindner
( 1901 Hamburg, Germany -1978 New York City )


Richard Lindner
Homage to a Cat 1952
oil on canvas 92.1 x 60.3 cm
Tate, London

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016


Andy Warhol
( 1928 Pittsburgh, PA - 1987 New York City )

Part of a larger series:


Andy Warhol
Brown Sam with Orange Eyes 1954c
lithograph and watercolour 22 x 14 cm

Andy Warhol
Light Pink Sam with Red Eyes 1954c
lithograph with watercolour 22 x 14 cm

Andy Warhol
Pink Sam with Pink Eyes 1954c
lithograph with watercolour 22 x 14 cm

Andy Warhol
Pink Sam with Yellow Eyes 1954c
lithograph with watercolour 22 x 14 cm

Andy Warhol
Red Sam with Purple Eyes 1954c
lithograph with watercolour 22 x 14 cm

Andy Warhol
Sam 1954c
lithograph on wove paper 35.6 x 25.4 cm

Andy Warhol
Yellow Sam with Red Eyes 1954c
lithograph with watercolour 22 x 14 cm


Gertrude Abercrombie
( 1909 Austin, Texas - 1977 Chicago, Illinois )


Gertrude Abercrombie
The Stroll ( n.d. )
oil on fibre-board 69.8 x 88.9 cm
SmithsonianAmerican Art Museum, Washington, DC


1957 Gertrude Abercrombie
Black Cat 1957
oil on fibreboard 12.4 x 9.8 cm


Otto Dix
( 1891 Gera, Germany - 1969 Singen, Germany )


Otto Dix
Cat 959
colour lithograph on laid paper 44 x 58 cm
Otto Dix
Cat in the Poppy Field 1968
colour lithograph 56 x 45.5 cm

James Lloyd
( 1905 Alsager, UK - 1974 )
Cat and Mouse 1967
gouache on board 38.1 x 53.3 cm
Tate, London

© The Estate of James Lloyd


David Hockney
( 1937 Bradford, UK - )


David Hockney
A Black Cat Leaping 1970
from "Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm"
etching and aquatint 23.7 x 27.3 cm ( plate )
David Hockney
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970-71
acrylic on canvas 213.4 x 304.8 cm
Tate, London

© David Hockney

Elisabeth Frink 1974
( 1930 Thurlow, Suffolk, UK -1993 Blandford Forum,
Dorset, UK )
Elisabeth Frink
Wild Cat 1970
lithograph on paper 51.9 x 66 cm
Tate, London


Louise Bourgeois
( 1911 Paris - 2010 New York City )


Louise Bourgeois
The White Cat 1994
drypoint, etching and aquatint on paper 43.2 x 59.7 cm

Louise Bourgeois
The Angry Cat 1999
drypoint and etching 25.4 x 30.5 cm (image)

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