Fat Cat Art

Suddenly fat cats are everywhere. They’re hissing at the have-nots, kneading dubious tax cuts, and clawing democratic governments to their will.

A much cuter fat cat, however, is causing pandemonium of another kind. His name is Zarathustra and he features prominently — or rather, he steals the show! — in the ‘fat cat’ art of Russian artist Svetlana Petrova, who lovingly integrates the orange furball into old masterworks through extensive digital manipulation.

Just look at the results. Zarathustra gets a big wet one in Klimt’s The Kiss; leads the people in Delacroix’s 1830 depiction of the French Revolution; melts alongside clocks in Dalís The Persistence of Memory; and, oh look, Caravaggio’s Bacchus has a fellow reveler.

If there is a better application of the Digital Age, we can’t think of it.

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The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait of an Unknown Peasant, Ivan Argunov

The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer

Stolen Kiss, Jean-Honore Fragonard


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The Skating Minister, Sir Henry Raeburn

Daughters of Pacini, Karl Bryullov

The Card Players, Paul Cezanne

Venus at her Mirror, Diego Velazquez

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

Pygmalion and Galatea, Jean-Leon Gerome

Spring, Sandro Botticelli

Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci

Olympia, Édouard Manet

Venus and Amor, Lucas Cranach the Elder

The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo

Nightwatch, Rembrandt

Saint George and the Dragon, Paolo Uccello

Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino, Piero della Francesca

Whistler’s Mother, James Abbott McNeill Whistler

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun, William Blake

Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker, Bartholomeus van der Helst

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Édouard Manet

Bacchus, Peter Paul Rubens