Today marks the 30th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop.
This photo retouching and enhancement application has been part of my life for at least 10 years, so it’s definitely had its impact on my work and creative life. When I first learned how to use Photoshop I started to change my hair colour and decrease the dimension of my nose. LOL!
Now I’m using it every day in professional life and I decided to celebrate the anniversary with some of the funniest images of cats photoshopped into Renaissance paintings (and much more).
Madonna adoring the kitten
There are many different classic paintings of the Virgin Mary adoring Jesus Christ. This Photoshopping was based on one such image, said to date back to 1500 and was crafted by Pinturicchio. Now it’s reimagined with Grumpy Cat adoring and equally grumpy kitten.
The Death of Marat
One of the slightly more morbid paintings from history depicts the murder of the French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. He was originally murdered by a woman by the name of Charlotte Corday. Now it looks like cats are far more dangerous and cannot be trusted, especially if you’re taking a bath. They do hate water after all.
A cat in fancy dress
This Photoshopper has taken Nicolas de Largillierre’s classic oil painting “Portrait of a Boy in Fancy Dress” and reimagined it to seemingly show what life might be like if cats and dogs were friends. Both the new characters are apparently staring happily at the bird and the cat has a wonderful sense of dress.
A regal feline
We love this one. It looks like this cat has taken full advantage of his or her regal status and has now lapsed into a food coma after being bought endless supplies of fish, milk and treats. Is that the face of contentment?
The Iron Throne
Last but not least…my cat Oliver! He’s the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms, and Protector of his Food Bowl.