Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Petcasso!!



Okay, this is something I learned about today. Visit Petcasso.com to see some of the most amazing pet portraits ever. Holy moly!!

While at lunch today a colleague told me about a mutual friend who had commissioned a portrait of his kitties from the artist- so I had to go visit. Now I know there are is a small cottage industry out there of pet portraiture, but this is in a whole 'nuther league. How perfectly delightful!! Check out the portrait of the chinese crested.

Petcasso is the business of Manhattan based artist Luis Ramos. He takes photos of your furry friend and captures him/her in the style of the old masters, in oil on canvas. Take a look at the gallery, all the portraits are wonderful.

Sigh. I'll bet Arthur J. would look delightful in oil, eh?

10 comments:

A Tabla Rasa said...

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As I was saying, very cool, and many thanks for sharing.

four legs good said...

Which is why I'm still with the old version.

Ha!

flory said...

Hmmm....wonder how much he charges? Mebbe all us Plushyfans™ out there could pitch in for a portrait of Maxx?

That "My Maxx" pitcher downstairs would make a wonderful portrait.

four legs good said...

Ah, you're so sweet. I'm guessing he's really, really expensive.

But it would be fun to have a portrait of Maxx in a study that looked like it belonged to Gallileo or something, eh?

Sandy-LA 90034 said...

This blogger has a very comical take on her family of cats:

http://www.922cats.blogspot.com/

GWPDA said...

I' like him embossed, myself.... 'Enkew.

Ruth said...

This reminds me that I used to take my kids when they were little to the National Galleries in D.C. for a tour of great pet art. I still go back to a picture of Diana with a hunting dog licking her leg. So lovely.

karen said...

FLG - there is a woman here in southern california who does incredible dog portraiture - her name is judith jarcho - I think it is www.judithjarcho.com - check it out.

missing maxxx

karen said...

flg - it is jjarcho.com, and she does cats as well - she is terrific!

check out #16!

four legs good said...

Karen, thanks!

What a terrific artist.