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Impressionist Cats

Susan Herbert


A quirky gift book for cat-loving art buffs and cultured cat-lovers everywhere.


Cats playing a quiet game of cards, cats at the ballet, cats having a leisurely lunch on
the grass, cats boating on the river… Here are the quintessential Impressionist cats,
painted with vivid, joyous colours in their favourite haunts, at their ease in various
ordinary activities.

With their pensive, brooding expressions, cats lend themselves perfectly to
reimagining the great works of the Impressionist masters, whether strolling among
Monet’s wild poppies, sitting in Mary Cassatt’s loge at the opera, or even enjoying
a Sunday dance at Renoir’s Bougival. They can be charming or steeped in mute
despair, vulgar or lovingly maternal, bourgeois or intellectual – but they are always
Impressionist cats, caught as if by the camera, spontaneous and unprepared.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 23.0 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Illustrations: 33

Publication date: 20 February 2020

ISBN: 9780500295571

Contents List

Introduction • The Paintings

About the Author

Susan Herbert (1945–2014) was the author and illustrator of The Cats Gallery of Art,
The Cats History of Western Art, Diary of a Victorian Cat, Medieval Cats, Pre-Raphaelite
Cats, Shakespeare Cats, Opera Cats and Movie Cats, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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