White Cat With Flowers and Yarn Maud Lewis
- Oil on Board
- 12.5 × 17.3 inches
31.8 × 43.8 cm
A white cat is depicted next to a yellow pot of flowers and balls of red yarn in this delightful painting by folk artist Maud Lewis. Maud Lewis’s paintings are joyful and depict her surroundings with humor and affection. Created in bright, solid colors with a limited use of perspective, her work charms viewers with such subjects as winter landscapes with sleighs, deer in forest, oxen and cats both wide eyed and frowning. Towards the end of her life, a 1965 CBC documentary and a feature in the Toronto Star newspaper gave Lewis national celebrity. Most recently, a feature film based on her life, "Maudie", was released in the spring 2017. Starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, the film captures the essence of Lewis's constrained life and the paintings that allowed her imagination to escape its confines.