While I was in art school Saint-Luc of Liège (Belgium) one of my favorite teachers Benoît Higny, lent me a book full of cat's paintings. It was a revelation!
Leonor Fini (1908-1196) was a surealist painter, decorative painter, writer of Italian origin. She adored cats so much that she painted quantity of paintings with cats.
"Sunday afternoon" is an ode to cat's magic and feminity. Cats are big in proportion to the humans figures, this reveals how important they are in the artist's eyes.