Sorry, my dears. Etsomnia is still on break. Yesterday was my final oral surgery, and it’s impossible to be funny while crying and bleeding. Next week, my funny bone should be healed.
In 2015, I found today’s artist’s work, but I couldn’t figure out whose work it was. Today, the mystery is solved!
I have not spent much time in my life trying to make visual art, but my encounters with watercolor and ink all resulted in muzzy messes. Serbian artist Endre Penovác, on the other hand, has more than mastered the media. His mostly black-and-white portraits of cats, birds, and the occasional special animal guest are all so perfectly textured and and so lifelike, I’m in absolute awe. It’s unusual an artist would have such a deep understanding of both fur and feathers, but Penovác is a wizard at both. He is equally facile at capturing his subjects both at rest and in motion, and you wouldn’t think those two things would go together so well. He is clearly an exceptional observer of animal behavior.
It’s not surprising that Penovác’s work is prized by cat fans. I’ve never seen anyone capture the feline anatomy and attitude so perfectly. I’d be proud to have one of his glorious paintings in my house.