Series - Cats in Art - 1

I gather here, works including or representing cats, without chronology, just works that I like or surprise me.

Pablo Picasso, Femme au chat, 1900

Charles Camoin, Fille au chat, 1904 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Jeune fille au chat, 1910 

Henri Matisse, Fille avec un chat noir ( the daughter of Matisse - Marguerite ), 1910 

Suzanne Valadon, Raminou, 1919 

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), Vase chat, 1986

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Enfant au chat, Julie Manet, 1887.

Francisco de Goya, "Combat de chats", 1786

Eugène Delacroix, for the cat lovers, I found this little marvel so funny ! 
A cat writing with a brush the date, 1831.

Henriëtte Ronner, Chat, painted around 1878.

Unavoidable Saul Steinberg and his cats which often made the cover of the NewYorker! He used to exhibit at my grandfather's house. Very inspiring for Sempé. All the humor of Saul Steinberg.

Gustave Courbet, Femme au chat, 1864.

Courbet was the leading exponent of realism in 19th century French painting. His work contrasts with the classicism of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and the romanticism of Eugène Delacroix. He developed the use of the palette knife to create impasto surfaces, as if to emphasize his disdain for the refined finish of academic practice.
Courbet was born in Ornans in eastern France and received his early training in Besançon. In Paris from 1840, he studied mainly Dutch and Venetian paintings in the Louvre. He exhibited at the Salon of 1844.
From the 1850's he traveled extensively in France. He was later imprisoned for his prominent role in the Commune in 1871 - as director of museums, he was held responsible for the destruction of the column in Place Vendôme. The famous "Still Life with Apples and Pomegranate" in the National Gallery in London was painted in prison. His last years were spent in exile in Switzerland.

Franz Marc, Le chat blanc, 1912.

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen 1859 - 1923.

Cette curiosité, "Jeune femme au chat" car signé par deux artistes : Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita ET Kees van Dongen, 1929.

Tsuguharu Foujita, Chat Blanc, Fond Rouge, 1926. Or should I say Leonard Foujita, since in 1959 he converted to Catholicism and took the baptismal name of Leonard, in honor of Blessed Leonard Kimura, one of the martyrs of Japan. The name also evokes his love for the art of Leonardo da Vinci. What an artist and what a personality: fantastic, audacious, out of the ordinary, eccentric...

Marc Chagall, Les fables de La Fontaine - Le chat et les deux moineau (1927–1930).

For my cats series, this little marvel, painted in 1901, by an artist of just 20 years old, yet what maturity, what freedom! Oh yes, I forgot, his name is Picasso, of course. A masterpiece !

 Picasso, "Oiseau blessé et Chat", 1939.

Pierre Alechinsky, Le chat et le coq, 1946.
"Le chat et l'oiseau" de Jacques Prévert

Un village écoute désolé
 Le chant d'un oiseau blessé
 C'est le seul oiseau du village
 Et c'est le seul chat du village
 Qui l'a à moitié dévoré
 Et l'oiseau cesse de chanter
 Et le chat cesse de ronronner
 Et de se lécher le museau
 Et le village fait à l'oiseau
 De merveilleuses funérailles
 Et le chat qui est invité
 Marche derrière le petit cercueil de paille
 Où l'oiseau mort est allongé
 Porté par une petite fille
 Qui n'arrête pas de pleurer
 Si j'avais su que cela te fasse tant de peine
 Lui dit le chat
 Je l'aurais mangé tout entier
 Et puis je t'aurais raconté
 Que je l'avais vu s'envoler
 S'envoler jusqu'au bout du monde
 Là-bas où c'est tellement loin
 Que jamais on n'en revient
 Tu aurais eu moins de chagrin
 Simplement de la tristesse et des regrets
 Il ne faut jamais faire les choses à moitié

Cats by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one raises the right paw, it brings luck.

Jean Cocteau, Chat, 1959.

Enfant au chat, Julie Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1887.

Joan Miró, Le Petit chat, 1951.

Miró, Femme et Chat, 1959.

Kazuaki Horitomo is a Japanese artist and tattooist who practices his talents in California. ...
On one side, the traditional Japanese tattoo, on the other side the cat figure. Mix the two, sprinkle a touch of ukiyo-e (Japanese print art) and you get original traditional cat tattoos.

The Chinese, Walasse Ting whose name means Flower Thief painted, in his most fertile period, after his abstract experiments, cats of all colors...

Walasse Ting, "Blue Cats, Yellow Eyes", (1929 - 2010)

Corneille, China Suite IV, 2004.

For my cat series, here is one that seems to be in a bad mood, painted by Aki Kuroda in 2004.

1970-71 M. et Mme Clark et Percy de David Hockney

And that's it!