When love is in the air, a black cat showered in hearts makes the best spokesperson…
About Van Gogh’s Bedroom (with cats)
Local orphans, Georges, Sam and Guillaume adopted Van Gogh who was staying in a room that doubled as a gallery for his paintings. Not only did they love Vincent, with all the smells he brought home and dangling strings on his clothing, they gave him the easy companionship he seldom had anywhere else in his life.
(In case his incredibly beautiful sunflowers
created the wrong impression, you should know that even Van Gogh’s father was afraid of him and thought he should be committed to a sanatorium.)
In Van Gogh’s Bedroom with Cats, you may not see the trouble right away.… From the book Famous Artists’ Cats by David Stone and Deborah Julian
Love is in the air in Monet’s Garden
What could be more perfect than a black cat contrasted with the delicate, floral tones of Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. Monet spent the final decades of his life there, not just painting but also designing the gardens. We owe most of Monet art we love to his years there.
Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Museum once hosted a fantastic show of just his last works, nothing more, showing his evolution toward expressionism.Cat Artist Deborah Julian