A black Abstra-Cat is a subject of folklore and superstitious beliefs. Up until the 17th century many cultures such as Egypt and Rome deified cats. Cats were mummified, wept and mourned over.
In the 1600's, felines became associated with witchcraft. In fact, many households burned cats as a means to protect the family from natural disasters and calamitous events.
Is 'Black Cat' a good fortune or bad fortune? Superstitions remain active today and here are a few.
Good luck omens associated with black cats include:
'Black Cat' is cropped on the right for visual interest. The yellow circular eyes add the element of emphasis to the painting.