Believe it or not, cats have long been a great source of artistic inspiration. From Steinlen's iconic Le Chat Noir to Renoir's Child With Cat, cats have inspired artists of various mediums and techniques. Okay, so maybe the cat's weren't direct inspirations to these artists; but that's not the case for the trendiest new art form taking over Reddit: Minimalist Cat Art. The category (or subreddit) on Reddit is dedicated to breaking down cats into their basest shape and form. It's bringing back minimalism in a way that only cats can do!
And without further ado, browse at your leisure through some of the more eye-catching Minimalist Cat Art.
Presenting: the humble Snek Cat.
This proves that cats are pretty much just all fluff.
When you realize a chubby cat has an eerie similarity to a walrus, minus the tusks.
The eye is the window to the soul. (He's seen too much.)
The ability of cats to go from solid to liquid form is astounding.
SO ROUND. SO PERFECT. SO MINIMAL.
Excellent attention to detail.
This might be verging on Expressionism.
Transformed from an adorable, cuddly photo to a drawing of two ghost cats.
I could see this hanging in a museum.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place. But still adorable.
This, I would pay to see.
It's difficult to capture the feeling of a sneeze, but this drawing manages it so well.
Simple, yet iconic.
[h/t My Modern Met]