Animals in Art: Dogs and Cats

Tea in the Garden by Henri Matisse, 1919
Greek mug, 4th century BCE
Little Girl in a Blue Armchair by Mary Cassatt, 1878
Portrait of a Young Lady Holding a Cat by Francesco Ubertini (called Bacchiacca), circa 1525
Woman Lying on a Bench by Carl Larsson, 1913
Along the Cliff by Stephanie Lambourne
Portrait of Julie Manet or Little Girl with Cat by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1887
A statue of a merchant and cat in Rostov-on-Don, Russia by Dmitry Lyndin, 2006
Four pages featuring dogs and a cat from the book Icones Animalium by Conrad Gessner, 1560
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2 thoughts on “Animals in Art: Dogs and Cats

  1. I especially like, “A statue of a merchant and cat in Rostov-on-Don, Russia by Dmitry Lyndin, 2006.”
    I need a diversion today, so I appreciate this post.

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  2. Love all these. I like the way the cat and the girl have similar expressions in “Portrait of a Young Lady Holding a Cat” by Francesco Ubertini. And the happy looking merchant and cat bronze. Many art galleries have a prejudice against paintings of animals. They consider them illustrations not art, and won’t exhibit them, no matter how “painterly” they may be. That goes especially for wildlife paintings (unless its a hunting picture). Many years ago there was a major exhibition of animals in art here in Toronto – it was held at the museum, not the art gallery.

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