Portrait of a 19th Century Industrialist, painting of a cat dressed like a 19th century industrialist, painting of male cat wearing a monacle and bowler hat, Portrait of an animal, painting with steampunk industry, juxtapose art, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

A staple of surrealism is juxtaposition. Which means placing unexpected visual elements side by side. However, I also like playing with juxtaposing a subjects’ intended uses or characteristics. Observing my cat has become a favorite new pastime of mine. Minus a very few hours of daily activity, there is a whole lot of laziness going on. This idea came about as a result of that observation — the contrast of the relaxed feline lifestyle with that of a driver of industry. I had great fun with this, and so it may become the first in a new series of intimate animal portraits.

Portrait of a 19th Century Industrialist

15 x 12 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection