Saturday, March 3, 2007

Cr@zy Painted Cats

Isn't that cool looking?

Now, before you go getting all mad and yelling about animal rights or trying to search this up for yourself, know this: IT IS NOT REAL. Some people may have received an email forward showing these same pictures. The one I received stated that "in the book these came from, it said these paint jobs cost up to $15,000 and have to be re-done every 3 months as the cat's fur grows out." Not so. This is a very good hoax, and also some very talented Photoshop artistry. The images came from a book called "Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics" by Burton Silver. The book was a follow up to Silver's 1994 edition, "Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics". Both books feature false stories and interviews with cats and their owners, paired with large graphically edited images of cats immersed in art. It is notably intriguing, just make sure not to let yourself get wrapped up in thinking it's real!

Some more "cat art":


How bad-@$$ does that look, LOL?

For more information, pics, and the books, you can also visit: Why Paint Cats Homepage

Just another amazing example of the wonders of Photoshop :)