On Svetlana Petrova:"Hilarious"— Daily Mail"Every nerd loves a great cat meme, and artist Svetlana Petrova’s work on classic paintings featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra takes it to a whole new level."— Nerdalicious"Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has created a series of cat-infused classic art pieces. In fact, I had been drawing and writing poetry from childhood.An ode to her own cat Zarathustra, Petrova's work is unlike any other series."— Trend Hunter"Now that's what we call a masterpuss."— Oxford Mail"A Russian artist has taken hundreds of classic paintings and Photoshoppped her pet cat Zarathustra into them, making them, in our opinion, 89426576 times better."— Metro Circa 1955, Toksovo, Russia, self-portrait by Tatiana Iskuzhina How I Met Zarathustra the Cat Perhaps you were a bit surprised to see on the cover of this book that my coauthor is not a human, but a Cat. My mother taught me everything, although she was not a professional artist herself.
My mother made beautiful black-and-white photos, which she then painted in aquarelle colors, such as the self-portrait on the dedication page. So it’s no surprise that my path in art began in the fields of fashion and theater. I have always been very curious and liked to investigate new fields, so I decided to become an event producer.I got acquainted with lots of interesting people in my travels and wanted to present their art in my country and so I brought to Russia some live music and theater acts.Now fans will have the ultimate full-color collection of her work, including several never-before-seen pieces, to savor for themselves or to give as a gift to fellow cat lovers.From competing with Venus’s sexy reclining pose (and almost knocking her off her chaise lounge in the process) in Titian’s Venus of Urbino, to exhibiting complete disdain as he skirts away from God’s pointing finger in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, Zarathustra single-handedly rewrites art history in the way that only an adorable fat cat can. I am a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy of St. After graduating with a first-class degree, I discovered that I am too independent to work in the “system.” So I became an artist.
That thing that classic art has been missing is a chubby reclining kitty.” — The Huffington Post Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova’s brilliant Fat Cat Art.Featuring her twenty-two-pound, ginger-colored cat Zarathustra superimposed onto some of the greatest artworks of all time, Petrova’s paintings are an Internet sensation.