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    See a Man About a Dog. Dogs in Paintings

    By March 6, 2019

    The title sentence is one of the charming English euphemisms, usually used to apologize for one’s imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal one’s true purpose, such as going to use the toilet or going to buy a drink....

  • 2019: Year of the Pig and Pigs in Painting

    By January 4, 2019

    According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year closing the twelve-year lunar calendar cycle. It’s named after the Pig because according to the mythology, it was the last guest to arrive when the Jade Emperor (i.e. first god) or...

  • The Lady with the Dog

    By November 20, 2018

    The Lady with The Dog is the title I borrowed from Chekhov’s short story. It is a story of an affair, yet in art the dog quite often has been a symbol of fidelity. As you will also...

  • Thomas Gainsborough, The Spitz Dog, ca 1765, Yale University Art Gallery - spitz, pomeranian Thomas Gainsborough, The Spitz Dog, ca 1765, Yale University Art Gallery - spitz, pomeranian

    ‘I’m sick of Portraits’ – Gainsborough and his dogs’ portraits

    By October 13, 2018

    Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was a portrait and landscape painter. During his career, he often painted dogs accompanying his sitters. Always making sure that the dogs are not only a prop, but they also ooze personality. It is a...

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    Every Dog Has Its Day…

    By October 4, 2018

    No one will ever be as happy to see you coming back home as your dog. As they are always with us they do deserve their place in art. And they certainly have it, not only as companions...

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    Tsuguharu Foujita: The Cat Master

    By July 27, 2018

    There are many artists who can be called cat-lovers but only one can be called the master of cats. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western-style...

  • Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?

    By June 29, 2018

    Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Matisse’s work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was obsessed with goldfish....

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