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Epic Kahlo nudity with cats over here.

Wow gee thanks Flavorwire. Classy as fuck.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:30 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The last one is awesome, so I won't spoil it. But it's awesome.
posted by jquinby at 6:30 AM on April 30, 2013


Thank goodness they had Louis Wain. I was gonna be so pissed if they didn't have him there.
posted by symbioid at 6:37 AM on April 30, 2013


Jean Cocteau & cat: captured perfectly.
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 6:38 AM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Another cat-loving artist (albeit in a different genre).
posted by phunniemee at 6:39 AM on April 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hemingway!
posted by rinosaur at 6:43 AM on April 30, 2013


And still another cat lover in still another genre. (That is one of the last pictures Neil Gaiman took of him and Zoe, a favorite cat whom he eulogized in his blog.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:44 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also this
posted by shakespeherian at 6:47 AM on April 30, 2013


FREDDIE
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:50 AM on April 30, 2013


Is this where we drop off pictures of artists with cats?

There was this previous metafilter post featuring Leonor Fini and it includes pictures of her with her cat. Then of course there is the art work featuring cats.

Remedios Varo with her cat. Art work featuring cats here, here and here.

Why no love for artists with their dogs?
posted by Wolfster at 6:50 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Artists and their dogs
posted by shakespeherian at 6:51 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Artists spend a lot of time by themselves.
Artists live in wonderful/shitty buildings that tend to have mice.
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Artists tend to have cats.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:58 AM on April 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Come on Gustav, if the cat wants to get down let him get down.
posted by biffa at 7:06 AM on April 30, 2013


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posted by Curious Artificer at 8:08 AM on April 30, 2013


Well, it's working now, so never mind. :-P
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:51 AM on April 30, 2013


Previously, with authors.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:57 AM on April 30, 2013


Of course Dalí had an ocelot.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:15 AM on April 30, 2013


Only Warhol would have 25 cats - all named Sam.
posted by yoga at 9:16 AM on April 30, 2013


Of course Dalí had an ocelot.

Look at his little spots! Look at his tufted ears!
posted by Sys Rq at 9:19 AM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


shakespeherian: "Epic Kahlo nudity with cats over here.

Wow gee thanks Flavorwire. Classy as fuck.
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Actually that pic was my favorite. Perhaps they could have phrased the link differently, but I'm glad it was there.
posted by Splunge at 9:55 AM on April 30, 2013


Marc Maron's new book cover. Just released today.
posted by Oddly at 10:27 AM on April 30, 2013


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This thing looks like a piglet to me.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 10:29 AM on April 30, 2013


Artists tend to have cats.

Yes, but, a dog is less likely to jump on a shelf of freshly thrown pots/put his nose in the middle of your painting to see what you're up to/pee on your photographic backdrops to teach you a lesson.

Ergo: Many artists prefer dogs.

But if you're in a profession that encourages deep self-introspection and self-criticism and which tends to include long periods of unemployment and poverty, one may safely say: Many artists need pets to keep them sane.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 10:32 AM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


The picture of Frida Kahlo's cat shunning her because she's cuddling a monkey made me laugh.
posted by orange swan at 10:43 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


That Frida Kahlo photo is shopped.
When she was 18 Kahlo was impaled by a steel handrail, which went into her hip and came out the other side. She suffered several serious injuries as a result, including fractures in her spine and pelvis.
Following the accident, Frida would go on to have more than thirty surgeries.
In childhod she suffered from Polio which one leg thinner that the other.
posted by adamvasco at 10:44 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Radar Music: Top 39 Photos of Musicians & their Cats

Huff Post: Politicians And Their Pets

Apparently, artists prefer cats, while politicians prefer dogs.
posted by dgaicun at 10:54 AM on April 30, 2013


Famous People and Their Cats (mostly Hollywood people)

Actors and Cats!
posted by dgaicun at 11:03 AM on April 30, 2013


From the musicians link: Wayne Coyne's cat is basically him.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:04 AM on April 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


I was thinking the same thing about Frank Zappa's cat.
posted by dgaicun at 11:07 AM on April 30, 2013


I suspect that Anthony Hopkins whispered that fava beans and chianti line into this cat's ear two seconds before this picture was taken.
posted by dgaicun at 11:13 AM on April 30, 2013


Tilda Swinton and this cat are totally siblings.
posted by dgaicun at 11:17 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


/r/historicalcatlovers
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 11:18 AM on April 30, 2013


This is the best picture of Morgan Freeman that ever existed. Morgan Freeman should narrate this picture.
posted by dgaicun at 11:22 AM on April 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


It would appear that cats, as a species, are simply too cool for James Dean.
posted by dgaicun at 11:29 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


When the Chinese government wasn't looking, Ai Weiwei adopted forty cats. He adopted 40 cats. That's as many as four tens. And that's righteous as hell.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:30 AM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Apparently, artists prefer cats, while politicians prefer dogs.

Well yeah,

Everyone else loves artists, and they value independence.

Everyone else hates politicians, and they value loyalty.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:50 AM on April 30, 2013


Here's one of H.P. Lovecraft, you have to scroll down a little for it though.
posted by JHarris at 3:18 PM on April 30, 2013


Thanks for the link Adam Vasco. I was kinda astonished when I saw Kahlo's nude, asking myself how she could have had no scars, despite having suffered horrific injuries in her youth. However, I think that without further evidence, attributing the 'shopping to racism and misogyny is entirely unmerited
posted by Transl3y at 8:11 PM on April 30, 2013


Thank goodness they had Louis Wain.

MeFi's own!
posted by homunculus at 8:39 PM on April 30, 2013


Hers is a tragic story, but I love the photos of a happy Irène Némirovsky and a big black cat she clearly loved.
posted by barnacles at 11:04 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


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