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Why Medieval Cats Look Like… That

An investigation into art history’s strangest meme

Image: National Library of France / Folia Magazine

Call it the Cats (2019) Effect or an escape from our incessantly chaotic timeline, but in recent months, Medieval cats have quietly erupted in meme popularity. If you’ve ever seen one, you know exactly what I’m talking about.




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