For many people, looking at art is mildly interesting. However, once you add in a cat to a famous painting, suddenly that painting is much more accessible and exciting. That’s why Russian artist, Svetlana Petrova, likes painting famous portraits that include her own cat, Zarathustra.

Seeing a cat in famous paintings can inspire you to want to understand the real paintings, or it might just inspire you to get another cat.

To read more about paintings made better with cats, click here.