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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Celebrating Dogs in Art–A Way to Enrich Your Day Dutch-Belgian artist Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909) was an animal specialist in art, capturing the unique personality of her models including the Yorkshire Terrier above.
I’ll be away for the next week. In the meantime, you might want to meet Flèche, immortalized by then teenage artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901).
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 […]
French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883), a contemporary of the Impressionists, creates a memorable portrait of a King Charles Spaniel, who interacts directly with the viewer, particularly through his soulful eyes.
The works of British artist Briton Riviere (1840-1920) often reflect his love of dogs, especially their relationship with humans.
British 18th century artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was esteemed for his portraiture and particularly popular with the aristocracy. However, he was equally skillful in his depictions of pets like the engaging Spitz Dog above.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. BEST FRIENDS & COMPANIONS DO NOT DISTURB, A SLEEPING PUP Do not disturb the sleeping dog. Alessandro Allegri I couldn’t resist this slumbering puppy by Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942), whose work I featured on my most recent blog. Alessandro […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. WHO PAINTED THIS CANINE COMPANION? THE MYSTERIOUS ARTIST Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?* Saint Basil Was art collector Josephine Bowes (1825-1874), who founded, along with her husband the […]
Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. 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 […]