8 ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD WHO FEATURED DOGS IN THEIR ARTWORKS
David Hockney’s Dachshunds
David Hockneywas a contemporary artist whose painting of his Dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie bring him into the limelight.
Since 1995, he has featured around hundreds of portraits of his beloved pets as they nap and play.
“I make no apologies for the apparent subject matter…these two dear little creatures are my friends,” Hockney wrote.
Plus, the painting of David Hockney was also published in a book in 1998 called David Hockney’s Dog Days.
Jeff Koons’ Puppy
Jeff Koons was the prominent personas he was involved in large-scale reproductions of everyday objects. In 1992 he made his masterpiece which was a 43-foot tall sculpture of a West Highland Terrier made with stainless steel, soil, geotextile fabric, an internal irrigation system, and live flowering plants.
Pompeii’s Beware of the Dog Mosaic
This Mosaic was found in the House of a Tragic Poet who lived in the town of Pompeii.
In the Ancient Roman. “Cave Canem” was engraved on the bottom side of the Mosaic which in English means “beware of the dog.”
Norman Rockwell’s Pride of Parenthood, and others
Norman Rockwell was an artist who frequently involved dogs in his iconic scenes of American family life. It was believed that his own dog, a mutt named Pitter, sometimes joined him in his studio while he painted. Rockwell suggested that artists paint four-legged creatures “just as carefully and understandingly as you paint the people.”
Andy Warhol’s Dog (Dachshund)
Andy Warhol and his Dachshund’s bond was inseparable. The affection began in in 1973 when Andy Warhol adopted his Dachshund.
Archie became so close to Andy that he took Dachshund everywhere. Whether it was an art opening, his studio, and even restaurants where Archie would sit on his lap beneath a napkin.
Franz Marc’s Dog Lying in the Snow
The painting of Franz Marc’s Dog Lying in the Snowwas voted as the most popular painting in 2008. One can witness the piece of art in the Städel Museum and this features the dog of Marc named as Ruthie. March completed his painting around 1911 and since then he only painted the pictures of animals. This is because he believed that animals were the only innocent creatures in a corrupted world.
Charles Schulz and Snoopy
Spike was the childhood dog of Charles Schulz. Then one who would later become as the inspiration for Snoopy. He had a habit of eating unusual things for instance, he had ingested pins, tacks, and razor blades whole but yet seemed to be in perfect health.
Keith Haring’s Dancing Dogs
Keith Haring gained popularity in 1980 when he publicized his paintings in the public and as well in the subways of the New York City. His painting of dancing dogs was much like humans as they danced on two legs, but, interestingly, when they appear alongside human forms, they are portrayed as significantly larger.