Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cat Art Kitten with Computer Mouse by Della Burgus

The Name of the Game...

 is, of course,  Cat and Mouse.  A cliche, perhaps, but a harmless one.

Wikipedia defines "Cat and Mouse" as
an English-language idiom dating back to 1675 that means "a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escapes." The "cat" is unable to secure a definitive victory over the "mouse", who despite not being able to defeat the cat, is able to avoid capture. In extreme cases, the idiom may imply that the contest is never-ending.
In colloquial usage it has often been generalized (or corrupted) to mean simply that the advantage constantly shifts between the contestants, leading to an impasse or de facto stalemate.

I have heard the term applied to various wars (as recently as the current "involvement" in Libya), as well as athletic events, relationships and office politics.  I am a person who prefers my encounters to be straightforward and transparent without the added stress of game playing. 

This little kitten,  however, is just having some innocent  fun with something that looks like a toy to her.  And, for the moment, it is.

This painting is acrylic on stretched, wrapped canvas, standard depth,  All the edges are free of staples or fasteners and they are all painted, so that the canvas may be displayed without a frame.

Cat and Mouse
Acrylic on stretched, wrapped canvas, 8 x 10
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Please join me in praying for the people of  New Zealand and Japan. I can not even begin to image what they are going through.


martinealison said...

Très joli chaton... Ma petite chatte Léa adore jouer devant l'écran de l'ordinateur aussi...
J'aime l'attitude de votre chat dans votre peinture, tout en douceur, comme il se doit.
gros bisous

martymom said...

Your paintings are beyond fantastic. I can not think of a descriptive word that would do you art justice. Love your Cat And Mouse

Doowmée said...

Adorable Kitten: Love! Hi Della!
As I wrote to Larry, long time since I've developed a walk in your pages (yours and Larry), I had some small but annoying health problems, as my companion, my presence also Web on canvas is a little evaporated for some time yet.
But that does not stop to admire your work in both, I'm a fan.
Hugs: =))

L. D. Burgus said...

I like your title, "the name of the game."
Great painting too by the way.