Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

9 Never Before Seen Photographs Of Famous Artists Posing With Their Quirky Cats.

Cat lovers, prepare yourselves. Though many common folk might feel that your co-dependent, ultra-affectionate relationship with your cat is somewhat unhealthy, we now have proof that your feline love affair is perfectly normal - it might even get your creative juices flowing.

An editor named Alison Nastasi compiled these photographs of 50 famous artists and their respective kitty-companions. Nastasi has created a book of these photographs of artists and their muses. Here's what she had to say in the book's introduction:

Many artists buck notions of a stereotypical temperament, but researchers have long speculated that creative individuals share common attributes—which mirror those of cats.

Check out some of the photos below, and don't be afraid to let your own cat inspire you.

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

© Robert Capa / © International Center of Photography / Magnum Photos

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

James van der Zee / 1982

John Cage

John Cage

Courtesy of the John Cage Trust

Herbert Tobias

Herbert Tobias

Peter Fuerst; @ 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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