How to create a perfect cat lady? A human that would deliver your tasty food in time and without any diet, that will comb you, give you a nice belly rub, and serve a perfect bed whenever you would like to have a noble cat nap? A human that would make a thousands of your photos, and then insert your splendid beauty in famous paintings? (but in the same time she should not spend hours gazing in her heater with a screen!) Briefly, how to create a perfect human?
The great French master Jean-Léon Gérôme gave Us a good advice in the true version of his famous masterpiece “Pygmalion and Galatea”
You should carve a perfect human from marble and ask ancient goddess of love Venus to bring her in life!
Actually, it was Roman poet Ovid who discovered this method, but it was Gerome who created such a colorful instruction to it.
Just compare it with a commonly known version of the masterpiece to be seen at the Metropolitan Museum:
By the way, it is a notice at the museum site, that the painting is currently not on view. May be they finally decided to restore the true version?
But what We see at the commonly known version? Definitely this human created another human not to answer such an ambitious challenge as serving to the Cat!
We even dare to think that he made it to satisfy his animal desires and taste of art critics of his time!
Oh those humans!