Thursday, December 23, 2010

Photographer Cat

Photographer unknown | Thanks to

Irish saying

"Beware of people who dislike cats." 

Three Samurai Cats

Thanks to Ritsa Masoura

Vintage Ad from the 60's

Joseph Wood Krutch

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want."

The king of the Cats | Balthus 1935

Paul Klee & Cat

White Cat | Pierre Bonnard

Jacques Tourneur | Cat People

Thanks to Nopi Ranti

© Jean Gaumy

Για την Ηλιάνα!

La turnée du Chat Noir | Théophile Steinlen

Nu avec chat | Balthus 1949

© Nicole Page-Smith

Jan van de Engel | Misspent

Jeff Valdez

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."

© Elliott Erwitt

Charles Bukowski & Friend (2)

Photographer unknown

Charles Bukowski | The Mockingbird

the mockingbird had been following the cat
all summer
mocking mocking mocking
teasing and cocksure;
the cat crawled under rockers on porches
tail flashing
and said something angry to the mockingbird
which I didn’t understand.

yesterday the cat walked calmly up the driveway
with the mockingbird alive in its mouth,
wings fanned, beautiful wings fanned and flopping,
feathers parted like a woman’s legs,
and the bird was no longer mocking,
it was asking, it was praying
but the cat
striding down through centuries
would not listen.

I saw it crawl under a yellow car
with the bird
to bargain it to another place.

summer was over.

Chat faisant le dos rond

dessin de Mérimée - 1879

Woman With a Cat

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1875

Clark Gable playing with his Cats

President Mao as a Cat

Unknown artist
Thanks to Poly Hatjimanolaki

Αnimal painting book of Shen Zhou (1427-1509)

Thanks to Poly Hatjimanolaki

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats | T. S. Eliot

First edition's cover

“Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats” is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is the basis for the record-setting musical “Cats”.

The poems were written during the 1930s and included by Eliot, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren. They were collected and published in 1939 with cover illustrations by the author, and quickly re-published in 1940, illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley. It has also been published in reillustrated versions by Edward Gorey (1982) and Axel Scheffler (2009).

*Στα ελληνικά το "Εγχειρίδιο Πρακτικής Γατικής του γέρο Πόσσουμ", έχει μεταφραστεί από την Παυλίνα Παμπούδη και το Γιάννη Ζέρβα

Thanks to Poly Hatjimanolaki

John Lennon's cat art

John Lennon & Cat

Photographer unknown

Girl holding a Cat

Gravure - 1889

Ernest Hemingway & his cats

Photographer unknown

Don Vito Corleone and his Cat

From the film "The Godfather" by Francis Ford Coppola

The God and his Cat

Marlon Brando - Photographer unknown