“A History of Art in 21 Cats” by Nia Gould is a fun, colorful, fascinating and entertaining little book. Ms. Gould takes the reader from Ancient Egyptian art through the Renaissance to the Post-Modern art movements into present day by “re-creating” famous works of art as cat portraits.
It is an interesting ride as she creates some work of art like Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” as a cat and then talks about the various aspects of Renaissance art that he utilized to create his artwork. She takes the reader through twenty-one eras of art history in this manner and it is fabulous!
One can quickly read through the book looking at the lovely art work, or can meticulously read through each aspect of art she discusses. I feel like this might be a “fun” textbook in an art history class to give students a basic understanding of art history, or for the laymen who may not know the differences between one era from the next.
Overall, I loved this book and fully recommend it to any self-professed art (and/or cat) lover!
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