Art is one of the most human forms of expression. People gather their feelings and thoughts in what leads to a brilliant creation. People think and feel a lot in connection with their animals. So most likely there are works of art that represent them, right? Absolutely, and today we are going to talk about works of art with dogs.
Throughout history, many artists have immortalized their beautiful dog friends. They probably played a large part in the artist’s success by contributing the peace and joy needed for him to be able to create his works. Today we will talk about 4 of our favorite works of art with dogs.
Many people do not know that this artistic genius had a great love for animals. He treated them very well and loved them so much. In turn, they helped him feel at peace, which we know is very helpful when it comes to having clear ideas.
His favorite animal was always cats, and he lived with an astonishing number, 25, at one time. He called them all Sam and even hung a scrapbook for them: 25 cats named Sam and a blue kitten.
Although his true passion was cats, Warhol fell in love with a dachshund that his partner insisted on getting in 1973. They named the dog Archie and it ended with Warhol immortalizing the little dachshund in a beautiful painting that clearly shows just how much he loved his four-legged friend.
Art is not only wonderful because it has an ability to stir emotions and stimulate our senses. Another great thing about art is that you can portray any idea through an artistic medium if you are creative enough.
This unique work of art took him six years to complete. Then it sold a record amount in the United States and around the world. According to the genius himself, this animal refers to our best friend. Therefore, we should always treat it with the utmost care and respect.
The artistic movement was one of the pioneers of its time. It even managed to spread to other art forms such as film, where it gained greater recognition through a couple of particularly fantastic films.
But German expressionism relied mostly on painting to express itself. It seemed to work: some works from this time are now classical works of art. One of them, called Dog Lying in the Snow, by Franz Marc, portrays the painter’s beautiful dog as he takes a peaceful nap.
It is no secret that Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous artists of all time. It was not only because she endured a time when it was much more difficult to assert herself as a woman, but also because she was improbably gifted, which led to several unforgettable works of art.
But she had the same problem as Jorge Luis Borges or Kurt Cobain: the audience knows more about their lives than about their art, which is just as incredible if unfair.
One of Frida Kahlo’s least known sides was her intense love for animals. We can see that she shows this clearly through all her paintings where she portrays animals. One of the most famous is her self-portrait from 1945 where she poses with her monkey and her hairless Xoloitzcuintli dog.
There are definitely other great works of art that depict dogs. However, these are some of the most famous, and our favorites.