That bit about the cat being dead for two days doesn' jive with the facts. A cat that is two days dead is more than a little rank. Where did he keep the cat for two days before he had an epiphany? Did he stick it in the fridge for the mourning period? Is this Belgian custom? Was it winter and the cat was still fresh two days later when he dried his tears? I don't think he offed his cat for the sake of art, but I believe that fact to be a little fluffery.