Lately we’ve been posting a lot of dog related art with a specific focus on portraits & paintings that feature either men or women and their canine friends.
A World Trend
It’s been really interesting to see the wide variety of styles and representations of the love between animal & master. They come from places around the globe (well, mainly the western world) but it’s still a nice variety of artistic types.
Portrait of the Grand Duchess of Russia
, Alexandra Nikolaievna – Christina Robertson
Portrait of Miss Anna Ward & Her Dog – Sir Joshua Reynolds
Young Italian woman with a dog called Puck – Therese Schwartze
Painted in softer colors the women and their dogs are often more whimsical and sweet than the stately portraits of dogs with their male counterparts. Interestingly enough we found many more female-dog pair ups than we did those with men. Kind of makes you wonder who’s best friend dogs really are doesn’t it?
Girl with Greyhound – Berthe Morisot
Madame Rejane – Giovanni Boldini
Diana the Huntress – Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre
Portrait of Wife – Boris Kustodiev
The images of ladies and their dogs have a much softer palette than many of the manly portraits. It is clear that their animals spent a great deal of time by their mistresses side. If you like the art there is plenty more of it to come. We’ve got another section of paintings with men with their dogs