I love art, Mum too! She and I are both creative sorts, and appreciate all types of art - but our favorite? Dog art - and I mean all kinds of dog art.
and Rosie who do wonderful ACEO's - ArtWe have a lot of buds that are very accomplished dog arts. There's Monty Cards, Editions and Originals.
And Simba, over at Pop Dog Blog, who's Mum does amazing pop art portraits. And of course there is Larry Merrill who drew a wonderful pencil art piece of little ole me.
Dogs have been represented in art for centuries. The earliest European image of dogs and dog-like animals are found in cave paintings in Spain and have have existed for over 12,000 years.
By the time Egyptian wall paintings and hieroglyphics were discovered from 6,600 years ago, distinctive breeds had appeared, which were similar to today's Greyhounds and Mastiffs. Later, the Spitz - and Terrier-type dogs were also depicted. In classical Greek art, stylized images of dogs appeared on both pottery and sculpture.
Today, images of the dog appear in a wide variety of art forms throughout the world, as human artists are inspired by 'man's best friend.' From simple drawings to incredible masterpieces, dog have become the subject of some of the greatest works ever done in all varieties of media - paintings, sculptures, drawings and more.
St. Augustine, Florida, billed as America’s oldest city, is home to many artists. Coming up on December 7th and 8th, and the first weekend of each month following, the city will feature a free, self guided monthly artwalk, featuring some of the finest art in North Florida. If you live in the area, be sure and check out the St. Augustine Artwalk. We bet you find some dogs!