By William Warmack
A sly, virtuoso send-up of artwork, artists, cat-lovers, and critics, this visually gorgeous full-color paintings catalog dares to invite the query: Did Mittens Mondrian, Whitey Warhol, and Cuddles Christo really create those works? in simple terms the writer and his cat comprehend evidently, and they're now not talking!
A adorable coffee-table booklet of art that imitates well-known artists', merely with a cat topic.
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Even such art Chapter One: Tarot and Visual Art 35 decks as the Haindl and Dalí Tarot are di‡cult to consider as modernist, given the overriding pop culture quality and theatrical involvements of the genre. The quality of their artistic expression places most Tarot decks among the low art forms, such as folk art, mass-produced art, kitsch, and camp. While this fact also places them outside the modernist frame, these associations are not inconsistent with the artists’ intentions and purposes and, indeed, demonstrate that Tarot has the same qualitative adaptability as more conventional forms such as easel painting.
Williams’ Strength card is true to allegorical convention in that it shows Strength as a woman, but she is holding a column and is numbered seven, while Justice is numbered eight and card eleven is labeled Time. This Strength card would not be readily identified by contemporary readers as such without the label. 4). The contemporary association of the lion with the idea of strength is probably enhanced as much, or more, today by the familiarity of this astrological use as by biblical and mythological sources.
Composition with Cat: Lost Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century by William Warmack