Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Dog—The Curious Pug, A Clown at Heart

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THE CURIOUS PUG, A CLOWN AT HEART

THE ART OF THE DOG

 

Pugs are eager to please you, but you must be warned they are clowns at heart.

American Kennel Club

Riviere

Briton Riviere, Tick-Tick, 1881, oil on canvas, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, UK

British artist Briton Riviere (1840-1920) was a successful animal painter as well as illustrator.  For instance, in Tick-Tick above, the artist combines realism and humor in this unforgettable portrait of a mischievous pet.  Riviere also depicted historical, mythological, and fantasy themes including St. George and the Dragon.

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