the origin of painting

I just found this in the bathroom:


Perhaps Jesus (the cat) drew it himself. Or perhaps it is the work of another hand. Either way, I was distantly reminded of the story of the origin of painting, which, according to one popular myth, begins with portraiture and the Corinthian Maid’s tracing of human (rather than cat) features on a wall. I particularly like this depiction of the story by Joseph Wright of Derby (1782-4).