Svetlana Petrova caught The Golden Scope’s attention as she has been making some really unique works of art.
Indeed, this talented Russian artist has been manipulating some iconic portraits and timeless masterpieces, by adding her fat ginger cat in them. Svetlana retraces and reinvents the most famous historical works of art, from the ancient times until the 21st century.
The cute fluffy ginger cat—named Zarathustra—used to belong to Svetlana’s mother, and as you can notice from the photos, the cat was very well-fed. So from this, the Russian artist came up with the name for the project: Fat Cat Art.
I, Zarathustra the Cat, decided to enlighten mankind, and kindly explain to humans that contemporary art can actually be found on the Internet.
Curators are not interested in Internet memes yet; but I know that as it happens with all new artistic trends, art institutions are very slow to react. Street art and graffiti recently found their way to galleries and museums, so now it’s time for the Fat Cat Art.
Explains “Zarathustra” on Svetlana’s website.
The Russian artist and the ginger model actually managed to make it to museums. They, indeed, recently exhibited at the “Russian Extremes – From Icons to I-Cats” exhibition at the Barn at Stonehill in Oxfordshire.
We must admit that Svetlana’s art is very entertaining and fascinating to admire!
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE AND XVI CENTURY
NORTHERN EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE
DUTCH ART (XVII CENTURY)
DUTH ART (XVII CENTURY)
SPANISH ART (XVII-XVIII CENTURIES)
FRENCH ART (XVIII-XIX CENTURIES)
RUSSIAN ART (XVIII-XIX CENTURIES)
EUROPEAN ART (END OF THE XIX CENTURY)
XIX CENTURY JAPANESE ART
XX CENTURY ART
(Photos from Fat Cat Art)