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Explore Cats and Gods in Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture

Cats in Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture

Cat Statuette intended to contain a mummified cat, Ptolemaic Period, 332–30 BCE (Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public domain)

The ancient Egyptians’ special love for cats is well known. In fact, cat lovers today have them to thank for introducing African wildcat DNA into domestication; this would eventually become the beloved tabby. But why did were Egyptians so enamored by these early felines?

Read on to discover the fascinating place of domestic cats in ancient Egyptian art, religion, and culture.

 

Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat

“Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat,” Middle Kingdom, circa 1990–1900 BCE (Photo: the Metropolitan Museum of

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Yahoo is helping Black artists enter the NFT digital art world

NFTs are a game-changing digital art. (Getty Images)

NFTs are a game-changer for the art world. (Getty Images)

Words by Lauren Dei

Art has been a storytelling platform since the beginning of time. Creatively, the possibilities are endless – commercially, however, the closed network within which fine art is traditionally produced, rated and purchased caps just how far those outside the network can progress within it.

Until now. In a time where the concept of ownership is becoming less about bricks and mortar and more about narrative, a compelling story can be told through art, sold at a sky-high fee, and leave the seller free from the confines

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In Berlin, a street art show before it’s ‘game over’ for site

From an image of Hulk who suddenly leaps over your head to a painting that changes its colours, one Berlin street art exhibition offers visitors a chance to experience paintings in 3D.



Works like 'Imagine You Could See All the Colours' by Berlin-based illustrator and street artist Herr von Bias are enhanced with augmented reality


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Works like ‘Imagine You Could See All the Colours’ by Berlin-based illustrator and street artist Herr von Bias are enhanced with augmented reality



Many works are inspired by videogames, like this one from the 'Drink and Draw Berlin' art collective


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Many works are inspired by videogames, like this one from the ‘Drink and Draw Berlin’ art collective

Called “Game Over”, the exhibition inspired by videogames is housed in a former casino stretching over 2,000 square metres (21,500 square feet)

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A Chicago theater festival that celebrates Latino art and culture | Editorial

Benavides. Cervantes. Godinez. Gutierrez. González. Hernandez. Ramirez. Solano.

These are among the names of the writer, director and cast of “American Mariachi,” a play at the Goodman Theatre about five Latinas who go against machismo and tradition to start their own mariachi group in the 1970s.

A production such as this, where Latinos are in charge of their own narrative, is a rare sight at any major theater in Chicago. But when we attended a weekday performance last week, we discovered a good-size and diverse crowd laughing, crying and clapping along, evidence that Chicago theatergoers are up for shows with

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