10 funniest cats in Russian contemporary art (PICS)

Harmony Cardenas

Enigmatic, cute, passionate and businesslike – these emotional cats are sure to raise your temper!

Artists have been depicting cats considering that historical occasions. We’ve now place alongside one another a assortment of cats depicted in classical portray. Meet these modern Russian artists, who also couldn’t resist putting adorable furballs on their canvases.

1. The Duet, 2013, by Maria Pavlova

The St. Petersburg artist Maria Pavlova paints each day life in and outdoors the town and the types of her paintings are normally imposing and aristocratic cats. The artist doesn’t have any felines at property, as 1 of her daughters is allergic, having said that that does not end stray cats from coming to her household, lying on bookshelves, sitting down at the desk and “teaching” the little ones to perform the piano. For their tough do the job, the cats obtain a tasty reward and a memento portrait. This portray, titled ‘Duet’, is one of her most famed operates. It was even turned into a meme on social networks! 

Maria Pavlova also paints remarkable even now lifes with flowers, attracts addresses for children’s guides and routinely holds exhibitions in St. Petersburg galleries. 

2. Funny chess, 2013, by Vasily Lozhkin

One particular of the most eccentric modern artists is Vasily Lozhkin from Moscow Area, who is acknowledged for his social satire paintings. His figures are brutal cats, stern grannies and giant bears putting on ushanka hats. They might search creepy, but which is only at very first look. “A fairy tale with a good stop,” is how the artist writes about his work. “I do not like generalizations in my function, so every thing in my paintings is concrete – if it’s, for instance, a humanoid mad babushka with an ax, which is it and not some collective picture, metaphor or other nonsense.” But he’s truly painting an imaginary globe, so there’s almost nothing to fret about. 

3. The angel from Peter and Paul Fortress, 2010 by Vladimir Rumyantsev

Vladimir Rumyantsev’s Petersburg watercolor cats are innovative intellectuals who have literary conversations with poet Alexander Pushkin, enjoy the metropolis from the rooftops collectively with angels and have passionate moments on the embankments. His cats were so beloved by the locals that you can now find them in calendars and other souvenirs from St. Petersburg. 

4. Engage in it, shuffleboard, 2014, by Alexander Maskaev

At 1st look, the paintings of Alexander Maskaev from Moscow Area could appear like illustrations for children’s textbooks, but as a result of his fairy tale characters, he depicts critical challenges. For illustration, glimpse at whose tune the mice are dancing to and what the parrot in the background is executing.

5. Russian wedding, 2011-2012, by Stepan Kashirin

Moscow-dependent artist Stepan Kashirin produces pictures with anthropomorphic people. He created the ‘Beer Men’ and ‘Jewel Girls’ series and just after came the challenge ‘Cat People’. In simple fact, in his performs, cats stay people’s life: they are dating, acquiring married, going to functions, fishing, carrying out science. The genre in which he is effective, Kashirin calls “fantastic realism”. By the way, he also has a full venture in which cats “replace” men and women in well known paintings by outdated artists.

6. A beer night, 2016, by Dmitry Trubin

Dmitry Trubin, an artist and sculptor from Arkhangelsk, is acknowledged primarily for his geometric portraits and monumental paintings. Nevertheless, he has a complete sequence of watercolor cats that indulge in many entertainments in the evenings. They engage in playing cards, have a consume, try to eat delectable food – as we say, nothing human is alien to them.

7. Untitled, 2020, by Alisa Yufa

Cats, dogs, and pigeons are the favorite animals of illustrator Alisa Yufa from St. Petersburg. She phone calls her sketches of town everyday living simply just “pics,” and her admirers never ever stop to admire her fashion and intellectual humor. Alisa’s cats “rescue” persons from the bath, check for food in the fridge, observe social media collectively, and frequently make the entire world a cozier position.

8. Untitled, 2020, by Chicken Born

Welcome to the universe of Stepan the Cat and his cat girlfriend Maria! This globe was produced by an artist named Fowl Born, who cautiously hides his real title and lives in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In addition to cats, his environment also has birds, the ghost of a hare, Death, who hates their task, wolverines and other mystical characters. Chook Born’s sketches about the lives of these characters are really well-known with Russian social media customers. 

9. The spring, 2022, by SOAMO

Vladimir Kamaev, an artist from St. Petersburg, who works less than the pseudonym ‘SOAMO’, is recognised for his summary watercolors. Cats have been showing up in his artwork due to the fact 2020, through a period of self-isolation. Together with them are folks lying on couches, plates of borsch and, of study course, people who check out to give their animals a manicure.

10. A cat in overlook-me-not bouquets, 2010s, by Pavel Gavrilov

Artist Pavel Gavrilov from Rybinsk (Yaroslavl Area) produces present day Russian fairy tales: in this painting, a cat lies in forget-me-not flowers… In other functions, a hare hurries with flowers to an essential day or an angel sits by a hearth, considering about eternal items. By the way, Pavel’s most loved artist is Viktor Vasnetsov, who also produces fairy tales for kids and grown ups.


Edvard Munch, ‘More of thiS cream!’

What if Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’, in reality, depicted a cat on a food plan or Zeus was turned not into the bull to abduct Europa, but into a giant feline? Consider a glimpse at how Russian artist Svetlana Petrova established “new” versions of these well-regarded masterpieces, as nicely as many many others, with her beloved ginger cat, Zarathustra! 

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