Katten i konsten på Nationalmuseum

by Lantz, Lisa

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this science of Art History research paper is to find out the meaning of Cats in Art. I have limited my studies to the Nationalmuseums picture gallery and found forty paintings with cats. I have chosen sixteen of these to furthur analyze typographically and chronologically from a symbolic perspective. The forty paintings from the Nationalmuseum were created during four centuries, with the first being painted in the Sixteenth Century. I have studied the cats dimensional placement in the picture, if the cat is in an outdoor or indoor environment, with people and if the cat is active or passive. I have studied which color the cat has in the motive, if it is painted on the left or right side of the picture and if the cat as at symbol enhances the motives.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:art history nationalmuseum cats symbolism typographically chronologically


Date of Publication:01/29/2007

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