The Cat: 3500 Years of the Cat
Talk | Millais House
Wednesday 14 March 2012 - 18:30 until 20:00
The cat’s reputation and place in society have been subject to twists and turns of fate that are all reflected in art.
While cats were defined by the ancient Egyptians, they were vilified by the medieval church, before the Renaissance and Baroque period saw their gradual rehabilitation.
By the 18th century, cats had become popular household pets worldwide.
Generations of artists have treasured their contrariness and beauty.
Caroline Bugler, known to readers as the Editor of Art Quarterly, will discuss her latest book, offering fascinating insights into the worldwide prominence of the cat in art.