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 […]
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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 […]
BE SURE to click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. 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 British artist Briton Riviere (1840-1920) was a successful animal painter […]
German master Franz Marc (1880-1916) worked in the colorful style of the German Expressionists, a group of artists who created mainly in the early 20th century. He was especially known for his spiritual portraits of animals, ranging from cats to deer to monkeys. He was killed during World War I, along with fellow painter August […]
Reposted blog. ALL CREATURES MAINLY SMALL MAN’S BEST FRIEND AND TWO GUINEA PIGS If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off then a lot of humans. James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small Have you heard of British […]
Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a versatile artist, fascinated with a variety of subjects ranging from a herd of cows to an up-close view of crabs.