April 7, 2010
Dogs in Art: A Feast for the Dog Lovers Eyes
In a recent blog post, Maria Goodavage wrote about Dogs in Art, a video created by Moira McLaughlin. Moira writes about Dog Art on her blog, Dog Art Today. She’s published over 840 posts about the creative ways dogs appear in every form of art. She focuses on “the joyful depiction of dogs and the eternal bond that they have made with the artists in their lives.” Dog Art Today contains a long list of dog art sites as well as sites for the dog lover.
What’s particularly striking about the Dogs in Art video is Moira’s dedication. She says she had been inspired by a YouTube masterpiece on Women in Art and knew immediately that she wanted to create a video even though she had never done anything like this before. The project took her over two years to complete. Dog lovers are truly an amazing breed!
The list of art shown in the video is quite exhaustive, some dating back as early as 50 A.D., up through the ages to present day artists you may be familiar with and some not as well known. In any case, it’s a masterpiece.
Are you a dog art lover? What are some of your favorite paintings? Tell us about them.