Animals and mental health - the story behind Benedict Cumberbatch's new film
Long before cat memes and kitten videos, if you wanted a feline fix you’d turn to Louis Wain. Even if you haven’t heard of Wain, you’ll recognise the comic expressions and wry whiskers of his anthropomorphic cat paintings, an exhibition of which is set to open at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind on Friday 3 December.
A century ago, Wain’s paintings were everywhere, in books, annuals and magazines. He was viewed as a rather eccentric national treasure and wrote widely on his cat theories, includ