Catland

Rodney Dale

 

Below are some pictures from the book…

 

The Fire of the Mind Agitates the Atmophere

The Fire of the Mind Agitates the Atmosphere

(1930s)

 In this picture brown swirls emnate from the cats like the lines of force from magnets, made visible by means of iron filings. The cat on the left is clearly exercising an influence on the one on the right — and judging from the latter's expression, that influence is not beneficial. Perhaps this was a reflection of the artist's view of the world, that his body was charged with electricity, that ether — the source of all evil — was present in his food, that he was filled with electricity and had magic powers of healing by the laying on of hands.

 

 

Three Singing Cats

Three Singing Cats

 (Christmas 1930)

One Christmas, Louis Wain decorated the ward mirrors at Napsbury Hospital near St Albans. The Three Singing Cats is such a work, now protected with glass, and preserved in the Guttmann-Maclay collection.

 

 

 

The Perfect Cat

 The Perfect Cat

 

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