Thursday, January 06, 2005



Some cats paint, and very well indeed. You can read more about cat painting from Museum of Non Primate Art.

A little while ago (on December 2) I wrote about the French impressionist painters Renoir and Monet, two of my favourites.

I also very much appreciate Australian Aboriginal art. We cats actually relate more to the abstractness and interpretation of this art. One of the most well known is Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula from the Western Desert in central Australia. He provides some of the best examples of Aboriginal 'dot painting'. I could contemplate his paintings for days and days (except when I need to eat and nap of course).

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula - 'Tingari' (acrylic on linen)

Another well known artist is Ningura Napurrula, a Pintupi woman from central Australia. Her style is linear design. Napurrula has recently been chosen to paint the ceiling of the new Musee du Quai Branly in Paris.

Ningura Napurrula painting

Ningura Napurrula at work

While some cats like me also appreciate landscapes and portraits in styles such as Impressionists, we do in fact prefer Aboriginal art which is a lot more complex and appeals to our sense of order.

Surrealism on the other hand (such as like Salvador Dali's) is enough to make us climb the walls.... meow!

Mind you, we can very much relate to Edvard Munch's The Scream.

Munch's The Scream

Neil, Emily and Kim came over for dinner tonight. Yippeeepurrrrr! They had gorgonzola, Tasmanian brie and pecorino cheese on crackers to begin, then tandoori chicken and beef vindaloo with basmati rice, and blanched beans and broccoli. And pappadams.

Bliss, pure bliss (their company I mean, not the food which would not suit a feline digestive system).

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