Artist Svetlana Petrova has found a way to combine a love of art and her fat cat, Zarathustra, into the purrfect medium. Petrova seamlessly fits the adorably tubby cat into iconic pieces of art history from all ages and eras. Whether he's munching on van Gogh's flowers or storming across the Delaware with General Washington, Zarathustra manages to transform these iconic paintings with his adorably rotund ginger bod. The feisty ginger is the focus of her muse (or should we say "mews"), but insists that in classic cat fashion, Zarathustra is the real creative genius.
"I am just a humble assistant to His Furry Majesty," she writes, "Who kindly allows me to use all my painting, photography and Photoshop skills to insert his precious images into masterpieces of renowned artists of the past."
Scroll through these fantastical feline reimaginings of your favorite classic paintings!
Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell
A Friend in Need by C.M. Coolidge
The Maids of Honor (Las Meninas) by Diego Velázquez
The Hiss by Gustav Klimt
‘The Kiss' by Gustav Klimt
Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker by Bartholomeus van der Helst
Bacchus by Caravaggio
Irises by Vincent van Gogh
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Alexander the Great (riding the Fat Cat) at the Battle of Issus, mosaics from Pompeii. 100 BC
Portrait of Catherine II by Dmitry Levitsky
The Skating Minister by Henry Raeburn