Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dogs in Art



Pets are a frequent subject of art.  A few weeks ago, I came across a book that reviewed dogs in centuries of art.  Francisco Goya's "The Dog" is at the Prado in Madrid.  a discussion of this piece is at Wikipedia and can be seen here.   American artist, Andrew Wyeth had one named, "Ides of March."

The painting above is a scene of a Golden Retriever played out nearly every time I leave the house.  She looks around the corner as I go to the door asking,  Can I come?  Are you taking me?  Let's go play.   The painting is oil on linen 12 x 16 in.