Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) expressed her love for her feline companions in a number of works of art, effectively bringing out the individual personality of each cat.
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French artist Carolus Duran (1837-1917) was an insightful portraitist not only of human subjects but of Chinois the dog below. I could only find the dates of Wilhelm Grabhein (1859-1930) who has portrayed the soulful cat above.
British master Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) has immortalized the pets of Queen Victoria, particularly her dogs like smooth-haired Dackel (who lived to be 15). Few artists recreated animals with a combination of realism and a sensitivity for individual personality such as man’s (and woman’s) best friend represented above.
Although Dutch artist Paulus Potter (1625-1654) died prematurely at 28, he produced a rich body of work, specializing in animals. His two portraits featured in this blog, represent the nobility and beauty of the eternal horse.
British master Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) is considered one of the supreme painters of animals, demonstrated here in his moving portraits of two of Queen Victoria’s pets. Landseer was a favorite artist of the queen and she commissioned the portrayal of Waldmann above, a smooth haired dachshund as well as The Lory, a parrot given to […]
THE ART OF ANIMALS—BEST FRIENDS & COMPANIONS TO THE WILDLIFE REALM Art Circle returns with the always popular theme of animals in art: whether domestic pets (our best friends and companions) or the diverse species of the wildlife realm. Among the featured artists are Brit Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873); American Winslow Homer […]
Finnish artist Adolph von Becker (1831-1909) regularly depicted scenes of domestic life that often appealed to his viewers including this trio of feline companions.
Reposted blog. GWEN JOHN: THE CAT LOVER OF ART …..Gwen John spent her last decades living alone, in near-isolation in a dilapidated building, surrounded by her beloved cats. Nancy G. Heller, Women Artists Welsh artist Gwen John (1876-1939?) was inspired by the personalities and antics of her feline companions, utilizing […]
Portraiture was experiencing a “renaissance” during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Two artists who contributed to this art tradition were British painter George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) and his American contemporary John White Alexander (1856-1915), who often emphasized the elegance and grace of their subjects. Yet, are you more inclined to notice […]
Reposted blog. THE RHINOCEROS FROM 1515 TO THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION In just a few decades, a large population of northern white males has been reduced to a single 3,500 pound bull living in a 10 acre enclosure with round-the-clock guards. There are also four females left: two in Kenya and […]