Synopses & Reviews
“It’s official. That thing that classic art has been missing is a chubby reclining kitty.”
—The Huffington Post
Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova’s brilliant Fat Cat Art.
Featuring her twenty-two-pound, ginger-colored cat Zarathustra
superimposed onto some of the greatest artworks of all time, Petrova’s
paintings are an Internet sensation. Now fans will have the ultimate
full-color collection of her work, including several never-before-seen
pieces, to savor for themselves or to give as a gift to fellow cat
From competing with Venus’s sexy reclining pose (and almost knocking her off her chaise lounge in the process) in Titian’s Venus of Urbino, to exhibiting complete disdain as he skirts away from God’s pointing finger in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, Zarathustra single-handedly rewrites art history in the way that only an adorable fat cat can.
About the Author
Svetlana Petrova is an artist, producer, and curator living in
St. Petersburg, Russia. She is the founder and director of the
International Festival of Animation Arts, “Multivision.” In 2011, she
created FatCatArt.com—an experiment to combine art history and the
spirit of LOLcats. Her “famous paintings improved by cats” went viral
and became an internet sensation. She adopted her feline coauthor and
mews, Zarathustra, when her mother died. Loved and spoiled by Svetlana’s
mother, this 8-year-old ginger tabby cat is 10 kilos of pure
undisturbed joy, although he is trying to diet.