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Artist Inserts Her Fat Cat Into Famous Paintings

Russian artist Svetlana Petrova must have been feline funny when she decided to recreate some of the world’s finest paintings – with her cat in them. Portly moggy Zarathustra is now immortalised in works by some of the great artists including Botticelli, Dali, Da Vinci and Monet. Artist Svetlana got the idea after friends told her her ginger cat was so funny she ought to use him in her work.


Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1506)

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Bogatyrs (Heroes) by Victor Vasnetsov (1898)

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Olympia by Édouard Manet (1863)



Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci (1489–1490)



The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí (1931)



Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix (1830)

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (1511-1512)



The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1486)



Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler (1871)



Twelfth Night (The King Drinks) by David Teniers (1634-1640)



The Kitchen Maid by Johannes Vermeer (1657–1658)



The Venus of Urbino by Titian (1538)

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American Gothic by Grant Wood (1930)

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Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso (1874)