This Fat Cat Transforms Iconic Paintings Into Fat Cat Art


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! 


Girl with a Purrl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

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

The Scream by Edvard Munch


Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker by Bartholomeus van der Helst

Lombard School, Cats being instructed in the art of mouse-catching (by Zarathustra), circa 1700


Bacchus by Caravaggio

Irises by Vincent van Gogh

Straw Mannequin by Goya

Portrait of an Unknown Woman in Russian Costume by Ivan Argunov

Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet

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 

Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze

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  • AmyD

    OMGosh! So cute! I always tell my man Klimt’s picture, The Kiss, is of him and me. Now you’ve done him and our cat, Jimmy!

  • Julie

    I absolutely adore all these paintings of the fat cat. Each piece tells an amazing story and makes me smile. Thankyou for such great art with a humorous difference.

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  • Angie Jones

    I love all of these! So cute!

  • B. Arron

    I love this. Please send this and more to my new email. Thanks.

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