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June 29, 2015
The Cat and the Moon by Checanty is a wonderfully composed painting with fascinating concept and eerie mood.
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The Cat and the Moon


The Cat and the Moon

The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

[W. B. Yeats]

Acrylics, charcoal, graphite and digital


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ArtJournal77's avatar
I like it so much, reminds me of my black cat.

I'm a white cat.
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Elipseh's avatar
 That is so cool!
hayyifas's avatar
That is cool! The eye and the cat got my undivided attention. Great piece! :3
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Featured it here, thanks for sharing the lovely work!
keight's avatar
This is an excellent illustrative painting. In it there is life, movement, depth, and the wonderful emotion of Yeats' words. Well done and congratulations on the DD.
PurpleMountainMeow's avatar
There's something quite disturbing about it. Love it:D
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Alananana's avatar
Wow. You do incredible work! It has an eerie beauty.
Izbizshow's avatar
Kinda creepy but I am loving it! :D (Big Grin) 
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This is amazing, and should be on a shirt. I can see this as a cover on a music CD.
NightSlayer2907's avatar
THis is so deep I love it! ^_^
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Hello Che canty,

I love this moody and mystical atmosphere. Thank you.


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