REVIEW: A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Cat: The Life and Times of Artistic Felines by Nia Gould
Life and Times of Artistic Felines
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat is a book of more than 20 influential artists reimagined as artistic felines.
From Frida Catlo to Yayoi Catsama, Wassily Catdinski to Henri Catisse, each portrait of the artist as a young cat is accompanied by a clever tongue-in-cheek biography revealing the thrilling feline lives (all nine) behind their famed artwork.
Loaded with clever cat puns, this playful romp through art history will twist the whiskers of any cat-loving creative, whether you’re discovering the inspiration for Frida Catlo’s renowned self-pawtraits to reflecting on the catmosphere that gave rise to Georgia O’Kitty’s landscapes.
Features fantastic feline artists such as Mary Catsatt and Meow Weiwei.
A cute and clever book that cat and art lovers alike will love.
Packed with tons of real biographical info about each artist and plentiful cat puns.
For cat lovers with an artistic purr-suasion, this is the ultimate celebration of their favorite artists.
A purrfectly smart and sweet book for cat lovers, art lovers, pun enthusiasts, and those who love them.
Dear Ms. Gould,
Whereas your previous book that I reviewed,“A History of Art in 21 Cats,” focused on artistic movements which were then illustrated by various cats with combined elements from different artists, this book showcases specific artists and gives a brief biography of the artist, what influenced her/him/them, and shows an “example” of their work. From sculptors, to painters, to woodblock artists, to graphic designers, and graphiti artists, this book shows a fabulous range of styles and materials. I enjoyed the focus on modern art and the diversity of the artists included. Though I had heard of several of the artists before (eg Georgia O’Kitty, Pablo Pitcatso, Roy Kittenstein, Vasily Catdinsky), many artists were new to me and I had fun learning about them and their creative output. B