Hyper-Realistic Artworks Of Cats That Are Hard To Believe Aren’t Photographs By A Japanese Artist

As much as it’s hard to believe, these mind-blowingly realistic images are not photographs but hand-drawn pencil drawings. This art style is called hyperrealism and you’ve probably seen it as at first glance, it resembles a high-resolution photograph but after you take a closer look and focus on details, you realize that it’s actually a drawing.

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Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka

The tradition of bijinga (美人画, “beautiful person picture”) is said to have originated in Kyoto around the mid-Edo period as an art form that portrayed not only external beauty, but inner beauty. The style continued to evolve through the Meiji and Taisho periods of Japanese modernity but now, a group of young Kyoto-based painters are taking the genre and adding a fresh coat of paint.

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Dressed Cats: Postcards From The 1950’s By Artist Eugen Hartung Published By Alfred Mainzer, Inc.

From the 1940s through the 1960s, the Alfred Mainzer Company of Long Island City, NY published a series of linen and photochrome humorous cat postcards illustrated by Eugen Hartung (or Hurtong) (1897–1973), sometimes referred to as “Mainzer Cats”. These postcards normally illustrate settings that are filled with action, often with a minor disaster just about to occur. While the dressed cats were...

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Amazing Portraits Of Louis Coulon And His 11-Foot Beard As A Nest For His Cats

Born on February 26, 1826 in Vandenesse (Niève), Louis Coulon was a “cast iron moulder” at the Forey factory in Montluçon. Apparently, he was already shaving by age 12 but could not maintain the sharpness of his razor blade from its frequent use. In fact, his beard was growing so fast that by age 14, Coulon already had a 50 centimeter (19.6 inch) beard. From then on, it was just a matter of...

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This Artist Photoshops Sphynx Cats Into Movie Posters, And It’s Very Funny

Sphynx_flix is the Instagram account of Giancarlo, an architect and art enthusiast who photoshops cats into movie poster parodies. The self-taught, Peru-born Photoshop artist who is now currently living and working in the United States just wanted to have some fun. “My name is Giancarlo and I’m an architect from Peru currently living in the United States. I’m a self-taught...

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A Striking Photo Series Of Beautiful Adoptable Black Cats Posing Against A Dark Background

Los Angeles photographer Casey Elise, who previously captured the quiet elegance of adoptable cats who are blind or have limited eyesight in hopes of finding them a new home, has put together another striking photo series in which she posed beautiful and adoptable black cats from West Los Angeles Animal Services and Milo’s Sanctuary against a dark background in ordder to emphasize their unique...

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Surreal Family Vacation Photos That Include The Cats

New York City photographer Jim Lind decided that he wanted to include the family cats in everything he and his wife did, so he created the wonderfully surreal photo series “Family Vacation”. More: Jim Lind, Facebook h/t: laughingsquid The photos depict the cats participating in a moonwalk in New Zealand, a mountain hike in Montana, snowman building in Iceland, an undersea adventure and even a...

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The Swiss City That’s Full of Cat Ladders: A Photographer Captured Bern’s Eclectic And Charming Feline Structures

Imagine, if you will, what it’s like to be an average cat. You live with your owner on the fourth floor of an apartment building and, like so many of your fellow felines with exposure to the outside world, you have a fierce case of wanderlust. More: Brigitte Schuster, Swiss Cat Ladders h/t: atlasobscura In most parts of the world, you’d be stuck at home until someone comes and lets you out.

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Inflate Your Cat’s Holy Ego With This Buddhist Statue Scratching Post From Japan

The “Cat Club” (Neko-bu) division of Japanese online retailer Felissimo has put out some creative feline bedding situations in the past. Today, you can add holy kitty claw maintenance to their list of cute cat products, as they’ve just released a scratching post that turns your cat into a feline Buddhist statue! More: Felissimo h/t: grapee It’s called the Kouhai Scratching...

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Cats Of War: This Artist Hilariously Combines Military Hardware With Giant Cats

We are no strangers to giant cats among us theme as we’ve previously featured them here, here and here. This time we invite you to take a look at @GiantCat9 Twitter account who combines huge cats with military hardware. Why? Who knows… But it’s quite entertaining. More:

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