cambridge contemporary art

Alan Marshall: The Printmaker's Cat

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Captured on the pages of this, a new version of a highly original book are 330 etchings, engravings, woodblocks, linocuts, silkscreen, collagraphs and lithography from 56 UK printmakers. All feature cats as the dominant or significant subject. Many are witty or whimsical; some bold, others subtle. Most depict aspects of feline behaviour that will be familiar to those who share their homes with cats.

The artists themselves include in these pages their experiences and anecdotes. They also attempt to explain what it is that makes the domestic cat such a popular subject in printmaking. Leonardo da Vinci probably got it right nearly five centuries ago when he said that “the smallest feline is a masterpiece”.

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Several of the artists whose work is included in the book are regular exhibitors at cambridge contemporary art, amongst others Mychael BarrattAngela HardingCelia HartKay McDonaghLinda Richardson and Glynn Thomas.

Glynn Thomas Cat in a Box

Glynn Thomas

Cat in a Box

Mychael Barratt Matisse's Cat

Mychael Barratt

Matisse's Cat

 
Kay McDonagh Let Sleeping cats Lie  

Kay McDonagh

Let Sleeping cats Lie

 

  Linda Richardson Night Manoeuvres

 

Linda Richardson

Night Manoeuvres

Angela Harding Ginger Cat and Fern

Angela Harding

Ginger Cat and Fern

Celia Hart Watching the Birds

Celia Hart

Watching the Birds