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 […]
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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.
Reposted blog. In the wild, Brazilian marmosets live in small family groups of 3-15 individuals. Their day is spent socializing, and finding and feeding on gum, insects, lizards, snails, fruit, flowers, and nectar while staying alert to danger. Marmosets need extra care. They should not be kept as pets. Primate Society of […]
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)? I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum. The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]
Reposting a previous blog. CELEBRATING DOGS IN ART: AN ARTIST’S TAIL Even if you’re not a dog lover, I hope you’ll still enjoy this virtual exhibition of our canine friends. I’ve decided to arrange this mini-gallery chronologically, from the 1600s to the twentieth century. You’ll encounter an eclectic mix of puppies, adults, occupants of […]
Another repost of an earlier blog for Leonardo da Vinci is always fascinating….. THE SMALLEST FELINE IS A MASTERPIECE.* LEONARDO DA VINCI And do you see the dragon? *Quote of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, edited by Irma A. Richter. The above image is used solely for educational […]
Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) was especially esteemed for his remarkable pastel portraits of 18th century humanity, across the generations.
Dutch-Belgian artist Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909) was a popular artist known for both her realistic and moving portraits of animals, especially cats.