in the Arts
Many artists and writers quoted on this. Bastet,
which is the Egyptian goddess, was the best-known representation
of cat in the art. In Nile valley, her image with cat’s head
is seen in many sculptures and arts. Japanese excelled others in
having cats and their arts on cats were realistic and were thought
to be magic.
If cat’s drawing is hung in walls, this was
thought to scare away the rats. Maneki-Neko is the most famous Japanese
cat that brings happiness and luck. Go-To-Ku-Ji of Tokyo is the
temple dedicated for cats.
Buddhists respect cats after the death. Many priests
chant in temples for feline souls. Many temples etc. have cat sculptures
and arts and each cat has a raised paw which is a greeting posture,
characteristic of Maneki-Neko.
Many artists including Theodore Gericault, Leonardo
da Vinci, Paul Gauguin, William Hogarth, Pablo Picasso, Albrecht
Durer, Edouard Manet portrayed the cats. Felix-the cat, star of animated cartoon film is the best-known cat.
Others well known are Kazy Kat and Tom, which had
mice as companions. Maurice Ravel and Gioachhino Rossini –the
musicians portrayed cats in their compositions.Culture of most people
comprised fables and tales on cats. All knows tale of Dick Whittington
and his cat.
In every language, versions of Puss in Boots fable
appear. Poets admire beauty and personality of cats. One of T.S.Eliot’s
poems had quotation at the start of the article. All enjoy despite
any age enjoy the books on cats. Some of the fine books on cats
are also being furnished in the online...
Siamese cat history
We can trace back the history of these Siamese
cat as far back as the late 1700’s in Asia. Generally royalty and monks in Thailand possessed this
cat in very high esteem.
It had been considered that when a person of high rank of the temple
died, the Siamese cat guarded the temples. It had
been believed that the soul of the dead person entered into the Siamese cat.
Immediately the cat would be removed from the royal house and sent
to live with the monks in the temple. After its entry into temple
it lived an opulence life. These Siamese cat were offered with best
food in gold plates. They usually use the best cushions for sitting
These kind of life was provided to the Siamese cat in the memoir of the deceased and also to get good fortune.