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The Cats' Portrait Gallery
March 28, 2010 5:50 AM   Subscribe

The Cats' Portrait Gallery. Start at the ground floor and work your way up through twenty-five storeys of feline portraiture.

The About page: "Efforts were made, in drawing, to capture loveliness, sweetness and liveliness of cats, as well the emotions and affections of their owners, that are not often captured by photographs. [...] When I find attractive models in websites, I may ask the permission of the owners to paint them." Special bonus (though mostly in Japanese): Why don't you paint your cats?
posted by No-sword (18 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Who were hit the thereof, please contact us draw a portrait of a cat, so if you wish (one animal model and the principle. If more than one, please contact us)

Google translation from the Cat-onese
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:04 AM on March 28, 2010


If by loveliness, sweetness and liveliness they mean "their dualistic nature as both graceful and affectionate pets and little furry serial killers" then yes, they do capture that very well.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 6:06 AM on March 28, 2010


As predicted by the scientific theory expounded on this page, I am unable to make any comment more intelligent than "aww... kitties!" about this fpp.
posted by FishBike at 6:15 AM on March 28, 2010


I love cats like it is my profession!
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:45 AM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


This post is the cat's meow!
posted by Houyhnhnm at 7:27 AM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am really wishing that I had chosen "little furry serial killer" as my user name right now.
posted by the_royal_we at 7:29 AM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I never understood all the hooplah about cats-----------------------------------and then I got one.
posted by naplesyellow at 8:28 AM on March 28, 2010


Brain parasite says awwww!
posted by Artw at 8:29 AM on March 28, 2010


Obligatory Louis Wain links.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:55 AM on March 28, 2010


Obligatory Louis Wain links.

From the second link there, it's Lute Cat! Could this be the first-ever drawing of the creature made famous by the deletion reason for this thread? I think I still prefer the subsequent artwork from none other than MeFi's Owntm The Whelk, though. Google does, too, it being the #1 search result for "lute cat".
posted by FishBike at 10:13 AM on March 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Man, Lute Cat gonna follow me to the grave.
posted by The Whelk at 10:43 AM on March 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


He will follow you to your grave, and will play you hence.



(God I love that drawing.)
posted by louche mustachio at 11:43 AM on March 28, 2010


If we are going to talk about cat portraits, I feel this deserves inclusion.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:51 AM on March 28, 2010


O! Spirit are these visions of cats that may will or cats that will be?
posted by The Whelk at 11:52 AM on March 28, 2010


Oh good. There's just not enough stuff on cats on the interwebs.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 3:26 PM on March 28, 2010


If we are going to talk about cat portraits, I feel this deserves inclusion.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:21 AM on March 29 [+] [!]

You post In the Cat's Mouth, and leave out Peter the Kitty?
posted by naturesgreatestmiracle at 4:12 PM on March 28, 2010



I never understood all the hooplah about cats-----------------------------------and then I got one.


I got four and I don't even know how that happened -- and I never had four of any animal in my life -- and bunnies are way cuter and sweeter than cats...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:27 PM on March 28, 2010


Kittehs! Japanese Kittehs!

We are again trying to acquire kittehs. You'd think it would be easy, but it's not. I am waiting for some feral cats my girlfriend is taking care of to give birth so we can adopt a couple of the kittens. Also, we are contributing to having all the others neutered.

Kittehs!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:07 AM on March 29, 2010


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