Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics
Why Paint Cats The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics Author:Burton Silver, Heather Busch Why Paint Cats The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics by Burton Silver and Heather Busch Why did a woman in California pay an artist $5,000 to paint her cat to look like a pig? What made a New York stockbroker spend even more than that to have the image of Charlie Chaplin painted on his cats posterior? WHY PAINT CATS reveals that, far from being... more » an amusement for the idle rich, this seemingly aberrant behavior is part of a new art movement that claims to promote a better understanding of the cats in our lives. Following the international success of their previous collaboration of feline aesthetics, WHY CATS PAINT, Burton Silver and Heather Busch turn their scholarly attention to the cat as canvas. The authors detail all the latest trends in the movement, including the highly controversial Retromingent Expressionism, drawing conclusions that will provoke and amuse, startle and enlighten. Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated, this insightful and engaging book raises important ethical questions and explores the rights of pet owners to reinvent their cats in the name of art.« less
From a purely aesthetic point of view, the photos in this book are great! From a concerned animal lover, I have to wonder if this is good for the cats. I convinced myself that these cats love baths and that the artist bathes the kitties right after the photographer finishes his work. I would hate to think that the cats are grooming all of that paint off of themselves, even though there isn't anything toxic about it. If you love art and you love cats, this is the book you NEED on your coffee table. It is one of my favorites of all time.