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 […]
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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.
British artist William Powell Frith (1819-1909) created his paintings in 19th century Victorian England.
German artist Hans Hoffmann (c. 1530-1591/92) was often inspired by Renaissance master Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), particularly his depictions of animals like the hare above. However, the forest environment is probably Hoffmann’s own creation.
Repost from 2013. Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), the painter of Dignity and Impudence, was once a household name in England. His vivid portraits of animals were popular with the British, from middle class commoners to the members of the aristocracy. Queen Victoria was a particularly enthusiastic fan of Landseer, commissioning him to […]
Hans Hoffmann (1530-1591) is an artist who worked during the German Renaissance period and known for his extraordinary realism.
Franz Marc (1880-1916) was a German Expressionist artist who had a special relationship and bond with animals, reflected in his art.
While I’m away, view an early work by French master Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1863-1901).