Stop everything you're doing and gaze upon the masterpieces of Susan Herbert, a woman with as fine taste in felines as classical art.
The Golden Stairs, after Sir Edward Burne-Jones (see the original here). Photo credit: By Susan Herbert. Courtesy of Thames & Hudson.
Herbert is the hilarious genius behind "Pre-Raphaelite Cats," a compendium of famous artworks -- think Henri Rousseau's 1890 self-portrait or Renoir's "La Loge" -- that have been invaded by sophisticated kitties. She paints the copies, but instead of reproducing the fictional men and women that populate recognizable works of art, she inserts well-dressed tabbies and calicos. Kudos, Susan, this is one of the best cat mashups we've seen yet.
"Pre-Raphaelite" cats has recently been turned into a beautiful art book, due out this month courtesy of Thames & Hudson. The homage to contemporary cat obsession amounts to 64 pages of vintage feline fascination. It would make Grumpy Cat, Henri, le Chat Noir and Lil' Bub proud.