Defined by its reverence for nature and emphasis on organic design, Art Nouveau influenced graphic arts, architecture, interior design, and decorative arts. The whiplash, curvilinear lines of Art Nouveau were well suited to the cat, whose sinuous form made it a preferred subject for painters, illustrators, and sculptors. Cats decorated an array of Art Nouveau items, including pottery made by the iconic British firm Royal Doulton, which produced fine earthenware with exemplary surface decoration. Hannah Barlow (1851–1916), a lead artist at Royal Doulton’s Lambeth studio, used reference sketches made in the field for her signature animal designs, which were incised directly into the clay and colored with cobalt for definition. A very special thank you to Sandy Lerner for making this exhibition possible. See "Caticons: The Cat in Art" is on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. http://bit.ly/Caticons This image was posted on October 06, 2018.