Ever tried to paint a cat? Turns out, it’s not as easy as you might expect. It certainly wasn’t for these medieval artists anyway! While they excelled at painting religious scenes, portraits of Royalty and naked ladies, this particular type of pussy offered an altogether different challenge.


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While most of them have got the basic shape of a cat down to a reasonable tee, it is the face that seems to provide the biggest problem. Instead of the cute, feline features we all know and love, the artists instead appear to favor a grim, almost human look that mostly makes them look a bit, well, scary. I guess the paintings do prove though that we have been obsessed with sharing cat pics since waay before the internet!

Scroll down to check out the list compiled by Bored Panda below, and don’t forget to vote for your favourites!

#2 Done With Life

Done With Life

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Hans 3 weeks ago

Looks a bit like a face swap with this foozled Jesus fresco.

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#3 What A Cutie

What A Cutie

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Jenn 3 weeks ago

did someone start to paint a person then went 'ah fuck it - now it's a cat' ?????

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#5 Melancholic Cat Plays The Lyre

Melancholic Cat Plays The Lyre

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abbi moon 3 weeks ago

why does it have a very human looking vagina?

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#6 Cat With Eyebrows

Cat With Eyebrows

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Hans 3 weeks ago

Fair enough. Probably cats still had eyebrows in these days...

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#7 Hey Cat. Stop Licking Your Butt On The Book Of Maccabees Or You’ll Get An Arrow

Hey Cat. Stop Licking Your Butt On The Book Of Maccabees Or You’ll Get An Arrow

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

Genius. I hope the guy who drew her got a good long laugh--all the way to his next 7-year transcription

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#8 The True King

The True King

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stellermatt 3 weeks ago

*smile, he must have finished painting now, keep smiling*

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#9 This Must Be A Cat From The Hallucinogenic Meadows Of Scotland

This Must Be A Cat From The Hallucinogenic Meadows Of Scotland

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Shmily Riley 3 weeks ago

I'm feeling better and better about my cat drawing abilities.

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