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Why Paint Cats? Why Cats Paint. Examples. Answers.

For the dog lover.
posted by Diablevert (20 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
And people wonder why some pets eat their suddenly departed owners.
Dear god.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:16 PM on December 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Just in case anyone gets too PETA-ish about this: the painted cats are all photoshops. The whole thing started (a long time ago now--I'm surprised to see it here) with the "Why Cats Paint" book as a joke about the pretentiousness of art criticism. Then the "Why Paint Cats" thing spun out from that.
posted by yoink at 5:19 PM on December 20, 2011


Don't hide your light under a bushel or whatever.
posted by 2bucksplus at 5:19 PM on December 20, 2011


Wait, what? They're all photoshopped?

What am I going to do with this rainbow of acrylics and the feline restraining device I bought now?
posted by hippybear at 5:30 PM on December 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


OMG, I *have* that "Why Cats Paint" book!
posted by mothershock at 5:33 PM on December 20, 2011


We have searched the web for more information but searching for anything like "painting your pussy" takes us to all the wrong kinds of sites.
Hee!
posted by unliteral at 5:33 PM on December 20, 2011


This changes everything.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 5:44 PM on December 20, 2011


And people wonder why some pets eat their suddenly departed owners.

You make one erroneous assumption. There is nothing sudden in the departing. It is very slow... and very deliberate.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:47 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Elephants paint too. I'd say cats have a better grasp of composition, but elephants have much more expressive brushwork. On a whole I'd say cats and elephants are among the top three animal species that paint. Certainly some of the greatest cat painters are cats.
posted by Ad hominem at 5:48 PM on December 20, 2011


This is a real conversation I was lucky enough to overhear between a woman and my coworker when I worked at a used bookstore:

Customer: "Do you have any books on painting cats?"
Coworker: "I don't think we have any books specifically about painting cats, but we do have a few painting instruction books..."
Customer: "No, I mean a book about painting your cat. Putting paint on your cat."
Coworker: "Are you crazy?!"
posted by mcmile at 7:51 PM on December 20, 2011


I've heard they scan well.
posted by Bovine Love at 8:02 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just in case anyone gets too PETA-ish about this: the painted cats are all photoshops. The whole thing started (a long time ago now--I'm surprised to see it here) with the "Why Cats Paint" book as a joke about the pretentiousness of art criticism. Then the "Why Paint Cats" thing spun out from that.

Yeah I only know about these books at all from browsing Snopes, which has more info on the background of the books. Also, bonus classic AskMe: Dyeing my white cat festive colors for special occasions: sick and/or dangerous?
posted by burnmp3s at 8:31 PM on December 20, 2011


I've personally always wished there was an ethical way to tattoo Sphinx cats. (I know there isn't, so calm down). But an intricately tattooed Sphinx would be the coolest looking thing ever.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:11 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


This hasn't appeared here before? I'm kind of shocked. Cat painting has been on the Internet for years hasn't it?
posted by dibblda at 1:29 AM on December 21, 2011


Needs a BurtonSilver tag.
posted by Kiwi at 1:45 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah I posted this in a comment in this post.


Not hatin though. This stuff is gold.
posted by victory_laser at 1:59 AM on December 21, 2011



Whoops
posted by victory_laser at 2:01 AM on December 21, 2011


It's not the paint that bothers them, it's the getting the last coat off with the blowtorch.
posted by pompomtom at 4:22 AM on December 21, 2011


David Cross on the subject.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:49 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs a BurtonSilver tag.

And a Heather Busch tag.
posted by yoink at 8:54 AM on December 21, 2011


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