Fat cat Zarathustra in classical paintings
Russian website Fatcatart.ru (Great Artists’ Mews) features the paintings of Botticelli, Rubens and other great masters in an unusual way. Noteworthy, it is a very fat cat named Zarathustra, who gives a new life to these paintings. Svetlana Petrova, artist from St. Petersburg, inserts images of Zarathustra, her cat, into the paintings by Rembrandt, Velazquez and Titian. Known in her hometown as the founder of festival of street art and animation art “Multi-vision”, Svetlana Petrova is a very creative person. “My friends call my art crazy” – she said about the first reaction. Meanwhile, Zarathustra is not a fictional character. He lived for many years with Svetlana’s mother. And when she died, Svetlana took the animal to her.
The painting above – The Kitchen Maid by Johannes Vermeer. If you make a comparison of this original version of Vermeer’s masterpiece and the version exposed at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, you will see that the first one makes more sense. The kind woman is sad without a cat, as she has nobody to care about, nobody to serve this fresh milk. Not fair