In the ancient mists of time known as 2012, word of a site featuring paintings by famous artists – with a fat orange cat Photoshopped in — took the world by storm. The Famous Paintings Improved By Cats gallery is still fun, but there are plenty of real art works that are close to purr-fection because, well, they already have cats in them. Here are some of my favorites through history.
1. “War Between Cats and Mice,” artists unknown
This is a fresco at the St. John the Evangelist Chapel in Pürgg, Austria, and was painted circa 1180 by artists whose names are lost to time.
2. “Study Sheet of Cats, Dragon, and Other Animals” by Leonardo da Vinci
Da Vinci is best known for the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man, and scientific knowledge that seemed centuries ahead of his