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Canines of The Art World: Briton Rivière’s “Jilted”  (1887)

Now I will tell you about another god of animal paintings, Briton Rivière. This guy loved all animals, but especially dogs, and it definitely showed in his work. He was born in 1840, and when he was starting out, he was fortunate to have his father who was an art teacher at Oxford. I’m notContinue reading “Canines of The Art World: Briton Rivière’s “Jilted”  (1887)”

Old Masters of The Art World: Picasso (Early Age)

Do you know Picasso? Of course, you do (at least you heard of him), but actually he was a prodigy in terms of realism even at a very early age. My wife, Anna has already written about him, so check it out. Our perspectives are pretty different, so it can be interesting to read both.Continue reading “Old Masters of The Art World: Picasso (Early Age)”

Canines of The Art World: Pablo Picasso’s “Dog” (sometime between 1957-1973)

I can’t not mention this if I’m writing about art featuring dogs. Picasso is super famous for many paintings, but this one in particular is one of my favorites because of the story behind it. This is a painting of a dog named Lump (the German word for rascal). I’ve heard some people say thatContinue reading “Canines of The Art World: Pablo Picasso’s “Dog” (sometime between 1957-1973)”

Canines of The Art World: John Sargent Noble “Otter Hunting (On the Scent)”

I almost made the mistake of thinking that this amazing artist  was the same as John Singer Sargent from my last post (below). That was very incorrect. While John Singer Sargent was famous mostly for his portraits, John Sargent Noble, was known for his paintings of dogs.  As far as artists from that time, IContinue reading “Canines of The Art World: John Sargent Noble “Otter Hunting (On the Scent)””

Canines of The Art World: John Singer Sargeant’s “Pointy” (1885)

I’m super excited to talk about this one. You probably know about John Singer Sargent already, but if you don’t, I definitely recommend learning about him. He was basically an art-making machine! In his life, he created over 900 oil paintings and 2000 watercolor paintings. When he was growing up, he could never stay inContinue reading “Canines of The Art World: John Singer Sargeant’s “Pointy” (1885)”

Canines of The Art World: Herbert William Weekes’ “on Guard (the Squabble)” (1878)

This painting is another favorite of mine that was done by Herbert William Weekes. The best part of this painting is that you can tell he had spent quite a bit of time on a farm, and is really good at telling stories in his work. In this particular painting, I imagine two possible stories.Continue reading “Canines of The Art World: Herbert William Weekes’ “on Guard (the Squabble)” (1878)”

Canines of The Art World: George Romney’s “Lady Hamilton as Nature” (1782)

This is currently the second oldest on my list of favorite paintings featuring dogs, and I must say this was quite an interesting one to read into. While I chose this painting because I loved the funny way that the artist depicted the dog in her arms, the lady in the painting actually kinda stealsContinue reading “Canines of The Art World: George Romney’s “Lady Hamilton as Nature” (1782)”

Canines of the Art World: Pompeii’s “Beware of the Dog” Mosaic

You may have already noticed by now that HiRO has done quite a bit of work featuring dogs. While personally, I prefer goats, I do admit I have a soft spot for our canine friends as well, and was originally going to turn this post into kind of a rant on “Why didn’t our artistsContinue reading “Canines of the Art World: Pompeii’s “Beware of the Dog” Mosaic”