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A cat in the manger


A cat in the manger  Many years ago women had to put on corsets, which were like bird coops, hoop skirts, lacy collars, make luxuriant hair-dos in order to look beautiful… If we also remember that there were also veils, huge hats, fans, gloves, palanquins and heavy curtains everything becomes clear: every attempt was made to "wrap" a woman, so that not an inch off her body could be seen. Still, as we can see from the life story of Don Juan, seeing a silhouette was quite enough to fall in love – passionately and desperately.
But cats are quite different. They have their fur only, so they are almost naked. Just a imagine how a cat could look like dressed in numerous vintage clothes. For example if it played the part of Diana in a cat-version of the brilliant play "A Cat in the Manger" by Lope de Vega.

Besides, a cat would act perfectly as women and cats have an in-born ability to act. You know how sweet they can ask for a piece of sausage or lie on their back so that you could scratch their belly. You do understand that I talking about cats now. Though…

But it’s not the point. This poster proves that these two gracious creations – women and cats – have much in common.




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                          Site Cats & Dreams features a collection of posters, images, drawings and illustrations by the Belarusian artist Sergey Stelmashonok. Sergey has been illustrating articles in different newspapers and magazines for many years but his main passion is depicting cats. Each and every cat in his images is special. Take a look and enjoy.