Contemporary artists often get criticized for not being able to produce work that has the potential of reaching classic status in times to come. However, what they lack in originality and artistry, they make up for in creativity and humor.
The latest case in point is of a Russian artist named Svetlana Petrova, who has painted her pet cat Zarathustra into classic art. As a result, the paintings look fresher and the cat looks happier and plumper than ever.
Check out the pieces of classic art that Zarathustra has invaded:
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler
Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso
Catherine II by Dmitry Levitsky
Heroes by Viktor Vasnetsov
Ameri-cat Gothic by Grant Wood
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Petrova inherited Zarathustra after her mother passed away. The two instantly formed a bond and have been inseparable ever since. This relationship between the owner and the pet soon turned artistic when Petrova got the idea of incorporating the plumpy feline into her profession as well.