Heather Hacking is an artist, painting in watercolours and oils and has two books under her belt: Artistic Cats and Historical Cats. Artistic Cats is very funny indeed and to quote from the inside flap of the book jacket:

‘Cats do not just influence hearth and home – they have also been at the clawing-edge of the artistic world: a colourful paw has been placed in all cultures from Mesopotamia to the Mayan. Their prints are to be found in Egyptian tombs and they have scratched impressive carvings in Greek and Roman Temples. Phidias, known as ‘Fluffiarse’ to his apprentices, carved the wonderful frieze of the Parthenon of Athens. ‘Unknown’ of Thebes was assisted by his brother ‘Also-Unknown’ and their slave ‘Anony-mouse’. No devoted monk of the Dark Ages (such as Brother Felix) was without a cat to add an interesting flourish to an illuminated manuscript.

Now you can judge the legacies of the world’s great cats: Rafurreal, Furmeer of Delft, Frans-hissco Goya, Clawed Monet and Purrblo Picatso, to name but a few in this gallery of feline art history!’

This is a great book which would make an ideal stocking filler for Christmas.

Available in hardback from www.madaboutbooks.com

ISBN: 0-340-86395-1


 

One Cat is Company

"One cat is company.
Two cats are a conspiracy. 
Three cats is an attempted takeover.
Four or more cats is a complete coup!"

Shona Steele (Australia)

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