Book About Famous Artists and Their Cats is Published

American writer Alison Nastasi has compared love to cats and creativity.

Last week the Publishing House Chronicle Books released the book Artists and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi. The edition features the 21st century’s greatest creative minds and their pets. The writer is trying to prove that “cat people” are more creative then “dog people,” writes Co.Design.

The book compiles more than 50 photographs, including cats of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a cat named George Washington who belonged to Muppet show creator, Jim Henson, and Salvador Dalí’s Ocelot.

“Many artists buck notions of a stereotypical temperament, but researchers have long speculated that creative individuals share common attributes—which mirror those of cats. One 2010 study examined the personalities of more than 4,000 volunteers who self-identified as “cat people” or “dog people,” and concluded that the “cat people” were more neurotic, less agreeable, and more introverted than their canine-fancying counterparts, but also displayed more openness,” Nastasi writes.

{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat01.jpg”, “text”: “Florence Henri” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat02.jpg”, “text”: “Georgia OKeeffe” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat03.jpg”, “text”: “Arthur Rackham” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat04.jpg”, “text”: “Salvador Dalí” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat05.jpg”, “text”: “Philip Burne-Jones” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat06.jpg”, “text”: “Claude Cahun” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat07.jpg”, “text”: “Edward Gorey” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/artistcat09.jpg”, “text”: “Henri Matisse” }

Photo by Chronicle Books.

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