cambridge contemporary art

Mychael Barratt: The Master's Muse

Painter and printmaker Mychael Barratt is an artist with an unusual—and unusually entertaining—focus: he takes famous paintings, the sort that every schoolkid knows, and he adds a cat or dog. For each artwork, Barratt carefully devises a way to incorporate a feline or canine feel while keeping the artwork fully in the spirit and style of its original artist. Dali, for instance, sees his melted clocks transformed into leggy, slumbering dogs, while Yves Klein’s perfections are disrupted by ghostly blue feline footprints. Clever, funny, ironic, yet not without deeper meaning, Barratt’s paintings and prints are marvellously entertaining. This book brings together forty of his best, reproducing them in full color, making it the perfect gift for any art-loving animal enthusiast.

Mychael Barratt Dali's Dogs

Mychael Barratt

Dali's Dogs

Mychael Barratt Hockney's Dogs

Mychael Barratt

Hockney's Dogs

Mychael Barratt Yves Klein's Cat

Mychael Barratt

Yves Klein's Cat