5 Famous Painters Who Were Crazy About Dogs - World of Angus

5 Famous Painters Who Were Crazy About Dogs

Of course, everyone who owns a dog thinks that their pup is an incredible work of art. Just one look at him and it's clear to see that he is a walking, barking, masterpiece.

When asked to describe him, you quickly express that his eyes, while not just regular eyes; are the color of the ocean. His fur, unlike any other fur seen before, has a likeness to silk hanging from a clothes line. Though you can't be sure, you're pretty sure you've seen him practicing his angles in the mirror, and you recently had to buy another cellphone just to take more photos of him. 

Sure, your friends think you might be obsessed with your canine, but don't they understand? He is your muse! He is your life, your joie de vivre. To deny the world his beauty would be a tragedy. Okay, if you agree - then maybe you've gone a little too far. But if it makes you feel any better, make sure to show your friends this list of 5 famous painters who were crazy about dogs!

1. Frida Kahlo

While Frida Kahlo is most known for her gorgeous self-portraits, she could often be found painting numerous images of her dogs! A huge animal lover in general, Kahlo found much joy in the company of her hairless Mexican Itzcuintli pups, and as she was sadly unable to have children, she considered them family.  

2. Andy Warhol

Much cuter than a can of soup, Andy Warhol's dachshund Archie was often the subject of post-modern works of art. While Warhol did not originally want to get a dog, his boyfriend Jed Johnson convinced him to on a whim, and what a life-changing idea that would be! Archie and Warhol soon became insanely popular, and the two could rarely be seen without the other!

 

3. Pablo Picasso

While the name Lump may sound rather unimpressive, we're sure you will recognize his owners name! Although one of the greatest loves of Pablo Picasso's life, his dachshund did not originally belong to him! Lump actually belonged to one of Picasso's friends, David Duncan, but when Duncan saw just how much love Lump brought into his dear pal's life, well he just couldn't bare to pull them apart, and Lump remained Picasso's loyal pup until 10 days before Pablo's death. 

5 Famous Painters Who Were Crazy About Dogs

4. Jackson Pollock

Though Pollock's particular art style did not allow him very much room to interoperate his canine friends, it did not stop them from being his guides. An alcoholic, Pollock could often turn to his art and his dogs as a form of therapy when in times of trouble. Pollock can be seen in the company of dogs from childhood until his death in 1956. 

5. David Hockney 

Arguably the most obsessed artist on our list, David Hockney has painted hundreds - yes, hundreds, of portraits of his two loyal subjects, Stanley and Boodgie. While we can't be sure exactly what it is about the breed that lures painters in, one thing is for certain, dachshunds seem to hold the key to creativity. Okay, and maybe our hearts too.

 


Bianca Roy
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