Arts Everyday Living: Through a Japanese Cat’s Eyes in Art—Along Came a Spider

Oide Toko (1841-1905), Cat Watching a Spider, c. 1888-1892, Album leaf, ink and color on silk, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Indoor cats don’t lose their wildness, which is one reason I am so fascinated by them.  They seem to retain all their jungly qualities no matter what.

Edward Gorey (1925-2000)

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