A Purr-Fect Painting: Matisse’s Other Great Cat
By: Joan Waites
Discover the world of Henri Matisse through the eyes of his cat, La Puce. Join La Puce and his two companions, Minouche and Coussi, as they spend their days in Matisse’s sunny seaside apartment watching the artist create his paintings. As La Puce observes Matisse painting his masterpiece The Cat with the Red Fish, featuring Minouche, he too longs to be the subject of one of his paintings. After Matisse falls ill and can no longer paint standing up, La Puce tries to coax him back into painting by using himself as a model. When an accident happens, La Puce inspires the artist to create again…but this time using paper and scissors!