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Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova’s brilliant Fat Cat Art. Featuring her twenty-two-pound, ginger-colored cat Zarathustra superimposed onto some of the greatest artworks of all time, Petrova’s paintings are an Internet sensation. Now fans will have the ultimate full-color collection of her work, including several never-before-seen pieces, to savor for t Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova’s brilliant Fat Cat Art. Featuring her twenty-two-pound, ginger-colored cat Zarathustra superimposed onto some of the greatest artworks of all time, Petrova’s paintings are an Internet sensation. Now fans will have the ultimate full-color collection of her work, including several never-before-seen pieces, to savor for themselves or to give as a gift to fellow cat lovers.   From competing with Venus’s sexy reclining pose (and almost knocking her off her chaise lounge in the process) in Titian’s Venus of Urbino, to exhibiting complete disdain as he skirts away from God’s pointing finger in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, Zarathustra single-handedly rewrites art history in the way that only an adorable fat cat can.


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Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova’s brilliant Fat Cat Art. Featuring her twenty-two-pound, ginger-colored cat Zarathustra superimposed onto some of the greatest artworks of all time, Petrova’s paintings are an Internet sensation. Now fans will have the ultimate full-color collection of her work, including several never-before-seen pieces, to savor for t Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova’s brilliant Fat Cat Art. Featuring her twenty-two-pound, ginger-colored cat Zarathustra superimposed onto some of the greatest artworks of all time, Petrova’s paintings are an Internet sensation. Now fans will have the ultimate full-color collection of her work, including several never-before-seen pieces, to savor for themselves or to give as a gift to fellow cat lovers.   From competing with Venus’s sexy reclining pose (and almost knocking her off her chaise lounge in the process) in Titian’s Venus of Urbino, to exhibiting complete disdain as he skirts away from God’s pointing finger in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, Zarathustra single-handedly rewrites art history in the way that only an adorable fat cat can.

30 review for Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Loved the pictures but hated the text. But let’s be honest, I bought this for the pictures. About 25% in I gave up on the text.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    Svetlana Petrova's "Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by A Ginger Cat with Attitude" is a wonderful book for cat lovers! I really enjoyed the masterpieces after they had been improved by Zarathustra. I also found Ms. Petrova's writings to be delightful and a wonderful addition to the art in the book. I would definitely recommend this book to feline lovers. My copy of this book was won from the Goodreads website. I would give it 5.5 stars if I could! I guess I'm a bit partial to this book Svetlana Petrova's "Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by A Ginger Cat with Attitude" is a wonderful book for cat lovers! I really enjoyed the masterpieces after they had been improved by Zarathustra. I also found Ms. Petrova's writings to be delightful and a wonderful addition to the art in the book. I would definitely recommend this book to feline lovers. My copy of this book was won from the Goodreads website. I would give it 5.5 stars if I could! I guess I'm a bit partial to this book because I used to have a kitty that could be Zarathustra's doppelganger and I now have another ginger cat with attitude, Mr. Sunny.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY TO INCORPORATE YOUR LOVE OF CATS AND ARTWORK...HAVE NO FEAR, THIS DOES IT FOR YOU!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    Photoshopping a fat ginger cat in works of art sounds gimmicky, but Svetlana Petrova and her cat muse, Zarathustra, make this combination work, and there is nothing gimmicky about it. Petrova's introduction gives the backstory about how she came to this idea. She writes with a distinct voice and speaks eloquently and succinctly about the popularity of cats in pop culture and how her Fat Cat Art taps into that but is also something more. She talks about the process, which gets technical but is fa Photoshopping a fat ginger cat in works of art sounds gimmicky, but Svetlana Petrova and her cat muse, Zarathustra, make this combination work, and there is nothing gimmicky about it. Petrova's introduction gives the backstory about how she came to this idea. She writes with a distinct voice and speaks eloquently and succinctly about the popularity of cats in pop culture and how her Fat Cat Art taps into that but is also something more. She talks about the process, which gets technical but is fascinating with how she photographs her cat in the pose she wants to insert into an art piece. The book divides the art into chapters of the different periods, and each artwork includes a blurb in Zarathustra's voice about how the cat was supposed to be in each artwork but was erased from history, at the same time giving bits of history and trivia about the art work itself, along with bits about cats. It's cute seeing the cat using cat language, like "mews" for muse, "arrt" for art, and speaking with the royal "we" and cat with a capital C. It's a clever way of sneaking in art history, which is one of Petrova's stated purposes behind her Fat Cat Art, especially if readers/viewers want to compare the original. The artwork is indeed improved by the presence of her cat, with clever positions and appropriate expressions. The photoshopping is done so well that it's hard to see most of the time that the cat wasn't originally there. Zarathustra's grandiose voice makes the history and trivia interesting and not dry at all, and it is a huge part of not getting hung up on the unlikely premise that the cat was supposed to be present at all periods of art history that it had been "erased" from. This book is almost 300 pages long, even with it being at least half picture and half explanations, and it takes longer to read through the explanations, but the reading is worth it with Zarathustra's distinct voice making the educational bits engaging to read and taking each picture beyond just an interesting novelty. My favorites were the Mona Lisa and The Persistence of Meowmery.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julie H.

    Svetlana Petrova's Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude is a clever collection of famous art into which Petrova's 22-lb. ginger tabby, Zarathustra, has been thoughtfully inserted. That concept alone would probably be enough, but Petrova has upped the ante by integrating a cute combination of accompanying text written from Zarathustra's perspective as the book progresses through the history of art by select genres in chronological order. The book develops a numb Svetlana Petrova's Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude is a clever collection of famous art into which Petrova's 22-lb. ginger tabby, Zarathustra, has been thoughtfully inserted. That concept alone would probably be enough, but Petrova has upped the ante by integrating a cute combination of accompanying text written from Zarathustra's perspective as the book progresses through the history of art by select genres in chronological order. The book develops a number of different themes, exploring the place of memes in popular culture, the symbolism and stylistic conventions of art history, and the many ways in which the ubiquitous tabby has been excluded from iconic art--conspiracy, perhaps? Zarathustra might agree. These works are far more than just photo-shopping a cat into a famous painting. Instead, Petrova had to meticulously work in the style of the original artist to drape a hand around this kitty and otherwise position the cat into the work. There's definitely something here for everyone, and it was hard for me to chose a favorite as they were all so entertaining.(The kitty-at-Lascaux, El Greco, Sargent, and Whistler are definitely in the running!) Fun stuff, for which I thank the First Reads Giveaway folks for delivering this one to my house where I could share them with another willful ginger kitty.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Judie Dooley

    I loved this book and so did a few of my friends who wanted to look at it while I was reading it. The idea of substituting That beautiful fat yellow cat for people in famous masterpieces of art was ingenious. And the sayings of the kitty along with each picture was truly special. I would love to recommend this wonderful book to all the cat lovers out there, wether they appreciate art or not. This book is magical--one of a kind. Thank you for letting me read it. It was a win from good reads.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alice

    I love all the great pictures and the stories are awesome. This is a great coffee table book. I find myself picking it up often to look at the great cat pictures. You have a wonderful and whimsical way of sharing the pictures. This book is worthy of 5 stars. MY ginger cat also agrees with this :) Thank you GoodReqads.com for the book Thank you to Svetlana Petrova for this wonderful picture and story book that I will display and look at for a long time .

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kirsti

    Famous artworks with a fat ginger cat! Seriously, this idea is stellar. The actual realization is incredible too, if you read how the artist creates the actual works with all the posing and photo shopping. They're all seriously cute, but the Boticelli is my personal favorite. It's a piece I recreated myself in High School, except I did it as an anime style piece. A great book for cat and art lovers alike! Four stars.

  9. 5 out of 5

    John Morrison

    I won this book through the giveaways. It is purr-fect. Someone had to say it. If you like art and cats you will like this book. Very funny.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Dashiell

    I didn't actually read the book, but did anyone really? However, I did look at the pictures, and those alone are worth it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    This was a lot more fun than I expected, and had much more content than most "novelty" cat-themed books. Petrova takes famous paintings and "reinterprets" them, adding her cat Zarasthrusa to each one. She also adds comments "from the cat". Some are more successful than others, but I enjoyed seeing them all. I had considered buying a print of her version of the Dali "Persistence of Vision", but the shipping charges from Russia were a bit too much.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Teri Reck

    A delightful catalogue of famous paintings which are improved by the addition of a beautiful red tabby (honestly, I feel like we always called them yellow tabbies, when I was growing up), or as the author says, a ginger cat. Quite amusing to see this cat in various poses in these well-known paintings. Also the explanatory text is hilariously written in the words of the cat. Such an entertaining book!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Samuel

    It's fine for what it is. Although this book had an earlier publication date, and so possesses trailblazer status, I feel like S.M. Bach's "Hedgehog Art Through the Ages" is a better-executed and funnier version of this particular joke.

  14. 5 out of 5

    rachel.

    This was a gift from a friend and it was very cute.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

    I now have another favorite book! Going to keep this one close by. It will always make me smile. Thank you!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Suzy

    Love the paintings with the addition of a ginger cat! This book has inspired me to learn how to photoshop my magnificent ginger cat and make a calendar showing him off in all his glory.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Werner

    What's better than art history and cats?

  18. 5 out of 5

    Christine Myres

    Enormously entertaining, including the text. Brilliant concept!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Robin Morgan

    I obtained a copy of this book through a giveaway on GoodReads and the following is my honest opinion. My dear OH and I, having no children, have been cat lovers for years, which is why I couldn’t resist trying to win a copy of this book. Ms. Petrova has done a marvelous job with her book, beginning with the tragic death of her dear mother and how Zarathustra became her cat and had her come out the depression she found herself in. The author is quite fortunate to have bonded with her cat the way I obtained a copy of this book through a giveaway on GoodReads and the following is my honest opinion. My dear OH and I, having no children, have been cat lovers for years, which is why I couldn’t resist trying to win a copy of this book. Ms. Petrova has done a marvelous job with her book, beginning with the tragic death of her dear mother and how Zarathustra became her cat and had her come out the depression she found herself in. The author is quite fortunate to have bonded with her cat the way she has because of their independence and elusiveness. She is also fortunate to have had a mother who taught everything she knew, as well as curiosity and willingness to look at different fields, this ultimately led her to develop the artistic skills used in creating the art which is displayed in this book. However, this book wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for her cat, who loved to be a show-off by posing in different positions on his own so he could be photographed by Ms. Petrova. The author then sought out the perfect masterpieces painted by all the famous artists in the world which she get high resolution images of, and then artistically and painstakingly photoshop the photos she had of her cat onto. To add to the enjoyment of each of her finished pictures the author has combined the historical points about each one as well as having the cat presence in the now improved masterpiece explained. I believe this book makes for a pleasant reading experience for all cat and art lovers. Given the pictures in this book and the quality of the paper being used, this price is quite reasonable when compared to other books out there. I’m therefore happy to give this book 5 STARS.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kitty Lusby

    This wasn't quite what I expected. I received this book in a first-reads giveaway and have had it for a few weeks, deciding what I really thought about it. My main concern is this: the pictures inside are all in grayscale, so the fact that Zarathustra is a ginger cat is completely irrelevant. He's a gray cat in gray paintings in the book. I don't know if there's no color because this is an ARC, or if the final release will also have black-and-white pictures, but in a book of a ginger cat painted This wasn't quite what I expected. I received this book in a first-reads giveaway and have had it for a few weeks, deciding what I really thought about it. My main concern is this: the pictures inside are all in grayscale, so the fact that Zarathustra is a ginger cat is completely irrelevant. He's a gray cat in gray paintings in the book. I don't know if there's no color because this is an ARC, or if the final release will also have black-and-white pictures, but in a book of a ginger cat painted into famous works of art, I expected at least color images. It's hard to see, and the printing is not a very high quality, so even as a coffee table book, this is sort of a disappointment. The concept is a lot more fun and a lot less cheezy than it could have been, so bravo on that. I enjoyed getting into the story and learning bits and pieces about the author, the cat, and the works of art included therein. This could have been a really fun art book...but again, with the poor image quality and lack of color, I was sorely disappointed. If this book was for sale, I wouldn't buy it. If this book was for sale with high quality, color images, I would probably order it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cher

    Delightful reimagination of classic art through the ages improved by the addition of a rotund ginger cat. Perfect gift for art lovers and cat lovers alike. Thank you to artist Svetlana Petrova for her vision, cat wrangling and supreme photoshop skills for transforming an ideal from a potentially gimicky meme into a true pleasure. Delightful reimagination of classic art through the ages improved by the addition of a rotund ginger cat. Perfect gift for art lovers and cat lovers alike. Thank you to artist Svetlana Petrova for her vision, cat wrangling and supreme photoshop skills for transforming an ideal from a potentially gimicky meme into a true pleasure.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Barbara White

    Brilliant!!! Zarathustra the Cat is so photogenic, it must have been fun photoshopping him into art from the greats. The author has a wonderful sense of humor as is evident in the comments she has made to accompany each photo. I received Fat Cat Art from Goodreads First Reads in the mail today and had to read it immediately. I was not disappointed.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Brandy

    I received this book for free via Goodreads - thank you! So this book is exactly as advertised. It's famous art with a large cat edited in. So if that's what you're looking for, you're good to go. I took away a star for the same reason some others have criticized it - this would be so much more effective and enjoyable in color! Anyway, fun book to palate cleanse.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Steele

    I won a galley copy of this on goodreads. As a ginger cat owner, I was excited to win this book. However, aside from the covers it is in black and white which severely detracts from the enjoyment. So much disappointment.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    I got this book free from Goodreads First Reads. Pretty much as advertised, this is a book of famous art with a tabby cat inserted, sometime multiple times, into each image. Author's notes accompany each reimagining. It would look better in color, I'm sure! For art lovers and cat lovers alike.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lesly!

    Svetlana Petrova is a genious!!! I loved it!! The biography at the beginning was enough to win my heart! I love cats and Paintings, so this book was Gold for me! I didn't know many of the paintings, my knowledge and love for both cats and masterpieces grew!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gretchen

    *Goodreads winner* When I first flipped through, the book looked a little cheesy. After I started reading it however, it was pretty cute. There are descriptions of each piece of art told from the cat, Zarathustra's, point of view. Turns out that cats were originally in all famous paintings! ;)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rae

    Delightful. The author takes famous works of art and "improves" them by adding a cat. Surprisingly educational in an arty way.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    Pictures are fun, but the text is not enjoyable.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Harris

    Art is great, writing is almost painful to read. The shorter snippets are amusing but there aren't many of them.

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