Curious Cats in The NGV
written by Laurie Benson
National Gallery of Victoria | ISBN 9780724103591
Hardback – 42 pages
Member’s price: $17.96
Curious Cats in the National Gallery of Victoria is one of three titles in the NGV’s new gift book series. Many of the felines will be recognisable—works by Lionel Lindsay, Albrecht Dürer, David Hockney and Eileen Mayo are included. Laurie Benson’s engaging essay touches on the role cats have played in art, myths, legends and literature across varied cultures and civilisations. His text, along with the stunning reproductions, captures the feline nature and its appeal: complex, mischievous and full of vitality.