Cats in the 20th Century (Cats in Literature-Colette)

Cats in Literature The cat naturally came to the pages of 20th century literary works as the usual symbol of feminine sexuality, lust and desire.  However, writers loved cats not because they could use them in their literary works as symbol and metaphor, but because they, just as the independent thinkers of the 17th and […]

Cats in the 19th Century (Part 11-Cats in Literature-Charles Dickens)

Even though loved by artists and musicians, cats in literature and poetry found their optimum medium of influence.  Almost all of the great writers and poets from all over the world referred to the feline in their writings.  From Dickens to Kafka, cats were at the sides of the century’s writers and poets. When one […]

Cats in the 19th Century (Part 8-Cats in Art-Renoir and Rousseau)

The great artists Renoir and Rousseau appreciated cats in art and included our mischievous felines in their paintings as symbols of magic, demons, sexuality and domesticity.  In Renoir’s Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children, the cat is barely visible on her lap. A very close and careful look at this painting reveals deeper images and meanings. There is […]

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