Meet Zarathustra… a fat cat who’s very fond of art. His creative owner, Svetlana Petrova, decided to entertain her big ginger feline’s interests by adding him to some iconic portraits and timeless masterpieces.
Svetlana inherited Zarathustra from her late mother. The cat was much-loved and well-fed, so it was clear to Svetlana what to call her new project: Fat Cat Art. The images of recreated paintings went viral on the internet with millions of page views.
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1506)
Bogatyrs (Heroes) by Victor Vasnetsov (1898)
Olympia by Edouard Manet (1863)
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci (1489-1490)
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali (1931)
Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix (1830)
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (1511-1512)
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1486)
Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler (1871)
Twelfth Night (The King Drinks) by David Teniers (1634-1640)
The Kitchen Maid by Johannes Vermeer (1657-1658)
The Venus of Urbino by Titian (1538)
American Gothic by Grant Wood (1930)
Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso (1874)
Zarathustra recently completed an exhibition at the Barn at Stonehill in Oxfordshire, England, called “Russian Extremes – From Icons to I-Cats” which ran until June 5, 2014.