It's a lovely bit of black cat wall art for sophisiticated black cat enthusiasts
Every woman needs a little black cat, don't you know
I painted this debonair black renaissance cat in the style of Anthony van Dyck, who was a popular Flemish Baroque artist in the 17th century. He is most remembered for his paintings of Charles I and his court. The clothing of the rich and famous of the time was quite impressive. This style of male garb is seen often in van Dyck paitings.
How fortunate the world is to have the work of such a talented artist; Anthony van Dyck. The clothes worn by his subjects are a marvel as well. I have often felt it a shame that more people are not familiar with this artist, and with other great artists from the past. People can go to a museum to see works, or search information on the internet about a particular artist. Reproductions of the work can be purchased. But really, how relevant would it be to hang a portrait of King Charles I in your house? Or someone else? Gorgeous portrait; don’t know the guy.
I like that my art brings relevance to historical pieces. You may not care much about a 17th century king, or an unknown subject, but if a black cat is the subject, that’s a different story. This lovely piece of cat fine art pays homage to the original artist, while making a statement about your love for the cats in your life. Our painting of a black cat tells this story; I love cats, and I think they are as prestige-worthy as the folks in history who had their portraits painted. I appreciate art and beautiful elements of historical culture. And I have a sense of humor.
Now there’s a germane piece of art for your home!