The holidays are not too far off now, why not think of gifting a wonderful piece of art for the dog-lover on your list? There are many examples to choose from, so explore this article and see what tickles your fancy.
Many dogs have been featured in various art forms. One example is the Mastiff breed which is well represented in the art of the last few centuries. Some famous examples include Las Meninas by Diego Velasquez of Spain, and The Children of Charles I by Anthony Van Dyck of England, or Francis Bacon's Man with Dog (1953). H. Hardy Simpson set the standard for dog portraits by depicting a dog in profile, check out his piece titled The Mastiff in profile.
Even the famous American painter Norman Rockwell included dogs in his art, see below for one example.
In recent years there have been many dogs of war who have fought along side our troops in the battlefields. Some of them have been commemorated in art pieces.
Read on to learn more about dogs in art and see some examples.