Today We, Zarathustra the Cat, reveal to the world the true version of the famous masterpiece by the genius American artist John Singer Sargent, “The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit”:
The painter invited Us to sit for his picture because he knew that We already inspired Velazques to create his Meninas, the artwork that influenced Sargent a lot
We posed in the company of the four daughters of the great master’s friend, Florence, Jane, Mary Louisa, and little Julia.
We invited Our little bro, David Bowie the Cat, to work on the painting. The artist happily captured him in the very second that DB spent calmly on the laps of Julia.
The talent of being a model is not for everybody, one should have monumental forms and the inclination to sit and contemplate the matter of things, of course after a substantial dinner.
When the painting was first exhibited in Paris in 1882 and 1883, art critics of the time didn’t get “the oddness of the composition” and “wooden forms” of the figures.
Silly people should try to keep a rebellious tomcat at their laps while everybody holds their breath to catch an instance for making a good family picture!
That is why the painting is still kept in privacy without the public:
Just compare the true version of the artwork with the commonly known one, to be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
If you look at the true version, you will understand immediately why they call it “the most psychologically compelling painting of Sargent’s career”
Thus speaks Zarathustra the Cat