I’ll admit I’ve been slacking. I’m supposed to post Fine Art Felines on Fridays, but since I was being lazy (owning it!), I didn’t get around to writing this post until today. However, today’s painting is one that I really love.
“Slim Woman with a Cat” was painted by Hungarian artist Geza Farago (1877 – 1928) in 1913. Farago worked in Budapest as a theatrical costume designer, poster artist, and (my favorite) a cartoonist. What I love about this painting is the art-deco style of the lines (especially with the cat – it reminds me of Le Chat Noir), and the combination of flat colors used on the cat, dress and sandy background in conjunction with the shaded areas of the woman’s neck, face and hands. The combination makes a 2-dimensional painting pop, turning geometric shapes into a 3-D illusion full of depth and texture. I also really like the colors that were used, with the blue and green details on the dress echoed in the night sky and water. I hope you like it, too! Happy Mother’s Day!