Cats are awesome, guys. Show of hands if you agree with this statement! I count one hand…two…three…oh, you’re just stretching? Okay. So two. Well, among the two of you, there is 100% agreement that cats are awesome! You know who else thinks cats are pretty cool? Veselka Velinova http://www.veselkavelinova.com/en , that’s who! A native of Sofia, Bulgaria, this professional artist been churning out lovely illustrations, graphic designs, and a whole lot of other stuff. She also enjoy reading books, so if you’re struggling with what to give her for Christmas, problem solved.
As it so happens, Miss Velinova recently challenged herself to create a series of cat art inspired by various artists and artistic styles. She then presumably looked in the mirror and said, “Challenge accepted” and gave a thumb up. Because I fancy myself a hard-hitting journalist, I contacted her and asked how long it usually takes to complete one of these. Her answer: “2 or 3 days. 6-7 hours a day.” Impressive! So anyway, because it wouldn’t make sense to write this article without proceeding to show off the fruits of her labor, here you go. Not bad, eh?
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What would a cat look like if Pablo Picasso had painted one in his noted cubism style” here you go. Confession: if you find this to be nightmare fuel, I would not disagree. But it’s also pretty cool looking.
In the 1860s, French artists such as Claude Monet helped create an art movement “characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color.” Thank you, Google! Anyway, Veselka looked at a cat and said, “I’m going to make something impressive.”
3. Marc Chagall
Chagall, for your information, was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. Oh my! That’s a lot of roots for one guy, isn’t it! Anyway, he was noted for being an early modernist. Our crack team of researchers couldn’t find any evidence that he was a cat lover. But if he had been, this is what it would have looked like.
4. Wassily Kandinsky
A Moscow-born artist, Kandinsky was recognized for creating the first recognized purely abstract works. Ever wondered what an abstract cat looks like? Thanks to Veselka, you’ll never have to bother me with that question again.