I have found lots of great images of calicos on Pinterest. One source of interesting classical Japanese and Chinese images is a board called “Classical Asian Paintings at the Museum of Cat Art” (found here). It is part of an extensive “Museum of Cat Art” at Pinterest. There are numerous other boards of Japanese cat art there as well. I’m not sure who runs it, or I would tell you!
[*Breaking news update: I found out who is the curator there. It is Tama Neko. Good work, Tama!]
This is a link to my calico board on Pinterest (click here).
In case you were about to roll your eyes and think, “Yeah, cat people are crazy!” read this quote, which is the slogan for the Museum of Cat Art on Pinterest:
“To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.” – Erasmus Darwin
Now this is a busy Japanese piece with lots of busy calicos!
Notice the clever little calico kitten playing in the lower left-hand corner in the image below, and the other one hiding just to the right of what’s probably the mother cat: