The Internet has been having a field day with a picture of a cat that has been making the rounds online. The picture, which was posted on Twitter by user @Kya7y, shows a cat with its head tilted to the side and its tongue hanging out.
The picture has been shared thousands of times and has spawned a number of memes and jokes. Some have even compared the cat to famous works of art, such as the Mona Lisa.
While the picture of the cat has been met with mostly good-natured fun, some have pointed out that it bears a striking resemblance to a famous painting of a woman undergoing a medical procedure. The painting, called The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, was painted by Dutch artist Rembrandt in 1632.
The woman in the painting is shown being dissected by a doctor and a few of his students. Her body is tilted in a way that is similar to the cat in the picture, and her tongue is also hanging out.
Whether the cat in the picture is actually experiencing a medical procedure or not, the Internet has definitely had a good time with it. The picture has been photoshopped into a number of different scenarios, and there are even a few songs about it.
At the end of the day, the picture of the cat is just a harmless bit of fun. It’s unlikely that anyone will ever know for sure what the cat was actually up to, but that hasn’t stopped the Internet from having a good time with it.