Artist Inserts Her Fat Ginger Cat Into Classical Paintings

Published 9 years ago

Svetlana Petrova inherited her mother’s cat after she passed away. Fat and ginger, Zarathustra saved her new owner from depression… and got into a lot of art. For Petrova has over 7,000 pictures of Zarathustra on her PC, and she edits them into images of classical painting.

“In these historical surroundings, Zarathustra still stays a contemporary Internet kitty, a meme, a “LOLcat,” Petrova wrote on Bored Panda. “In his Mona Lisa’s version, you see a girl with a cat posing for a photographer at the balcony. The cat is bored and wants to escape. Everybody has seen this scene somewhere! The mysterious Joconde from the 16th C becomes a modern city girl, who is fond of cats, internet and selfies. And now we have an absolutely different portrait. Thus, my cat introduces modern people to the history of art in a cute and funny way and shows that everybody can be creative, even a cat!”

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Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, True Version


Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Meowmory


Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps


Edgar Degas, The Ballet Class


David, The Death Of Marat. Je suis Charlie


Don’t shoot the cartoonist! Created in memory of the journalists from Charlie Hebdo, killed by terrorists.

Andrea Mantegna, Oculus (Ceiling Fresco)


Pygmalion And Galatea, Jean-Léon Gérôme


Karl Bryullov, A Rider On The Cat


Jacob Jordaens, The Feast Of Cats And Humans


Carracci Perseus And Phineas Cat


Zarathustra In His Studio


A night before sending works to an exhibition in Singapore

Zarathustra has also appeared in classical movies:

“Some Like it Kot” – Zarathustra the cat reenacts Marilyn Monroe singing “I Wanna Be Loved By You” in  “Some Like It Hot”

Sunset Boulevard II – “I am ready for my close-up!” –  Zarathustra reenacts Gloria Swanson

Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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