Cat & Butterfly

painting by Kim Hong-doCharming painting of a cat and a butterfly by Korean artist Kim Hong-do (1745-c.1806) who was more well-known as Danwon. In this painting, an orange and white-striped cat hides among some pretty red flowers stalking a butterfly.

I found this painting on Wikimedia Commons and the title given was “Hwangmyonongjeopdo” which apparently doesn’t translate into anything, so I’ve taken the liberty of naming this painting Cat & Butterfly.

This painting is a bit different than most of the works found by Danwon as most of his paintings feature daily Korean life. To learn more about the artist and see additional examples of his work, please visit our Kim Hong-do biography.