Fat Cats Posed In Botticelli, Klimt, and Other Classical Paintings Go Viral
Two of the Internet’s biggest phenomena—kitties and inserting various people and things into famous works of art—have finally come together to form what can only be referred to as an ultra-viral uber-meme.
The Daily Mail has the scoop on Russian artist Svetlana Petrova who has “improved” paintings like Botticelli‘s The Birth of Venus, Michelangelo‘s The Creation of Adam, and even Da Vinci‘s Mona Lisa with the insertion of her pleasantly plump tabby cat Zarathustra.
Petrova’s website, Fat Cat Art, also has an homage to Charlie Hebdo, a tutorial on “how to take a museum selfie with a fat cat” in honor of Museum Selfie Day (see Did You Know It’s Museum Selfie Day?), as well as dozens of other riffs on modern, Renaissance, and Old Master artworks. There’s even a Banksy post. You’re welcome.
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