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Artist re-imagines classic paintings using pictures of her fat cat

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We love cats. Not only do they look great in leather jackets, they also rescue people from dogs. See, what's not to love?

One artist, Svetlana Petrova, clearly agrees with us and loves her tabby so much that she decided to dedicate a whole load of paintings to the little guy (although he's not exactly 'little').

Using her rather large feline friend called Zaratushtra the Cat as a muse (or 'mews' as she puts it - GREAT punning skills), she combines classic paintings and photos of her cat. The result is her project Fat Cat Art.

To make the images, she produces digital collages, combining famous paintings and photos of her model (that's the cat, by the way). All the pieces are digital high-resolution image files, created on the basis of the pieces of art of the great masters of the past and author’s photos of Zaratushtra the Cat.

The classic paintings include Da Vinci's, Mona Lisa, Whistler's Mother by James McNeill Whistler and Salivdor Dali's The Persistence of Memory.

And the best bit is you can buy them right here from her website fatcatart.com.

Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci

Whistler's Mother, James McNeill Whistler

American Gothic, Grant Wood

Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali

The Birth Of Venus, Sandro Bottichelli

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