Cat Love –
Nine Lives in the Arts
Cats are more popular than ever. All over the world photos and videos of cats are watched and shared on the internet on a massive scale.
It’s beyond doubt that cats trigger warm feelings in their owners, but where does this love of cats spring from?
Is it the cat’s rebellious character that appeals to us most? Or are cats lovable simply because of their cuddliness?
The exhibition Cat Love. Nine lives in the Arts, which will take place from September 9th until January 14th at Kunsthal in Rotterdam, shows how cats have been depicted by artists since the second half of the nineteenth century.
Both young and old visitors can find out what it’s like to be a cat by creeping and purring their way through this interactive exhibition.
Seven cabinets will highlight different aspects of the cat… from the seductive cats that captivated French artistic circles in 19th-century Paris as symbols of the city’s vibrant nightlife, to cats living the good life while purring and sleeping through each of their nine lives.
A large collection of posters and illustrations shows that cats are often symbolic of femininity and elegance.
The exhibition presents masterpieces as well as work by contemporary artists.
This varied selection of artworks offers an insight into the role cats have played in art and explores what make cats so attractive.
Don’t miss this autumn’s cuddliest family exhibition!
Cat Love. Nine Lives in the Arts
from September 9th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018
Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Have a look at:
Marie Cecile Thijs, Her Majesty, 2011
Ayako Rokkaku, Untitled, 2017
Karel Appel, Ingekleurde Kat, 1980
Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Jachttableau, 1850
Marie Cecile Thijs, His Majesty, 2011