Themes in Art

Just can't stop painting those cute little critters

In the 19th century in Europe, paintings and sculptures of animals were such a popular genre that some artists specialized exclusively in capturing the beauty, grace, and occasionally savage natures of fauna both wild and domestic. These artists were known as animaliers, and there were a lot of them, though remarkably few made it into the history books, make of that what you will.

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Frans Snyders, The ArtistsPortrait of Frans Snyders

Frans Snyders

Harnessing the power of the diagonal line

1579 – 1657
John James Audubon, The ArtistsPortrait of John James Audubon

John James Audubon

Friend of the birds

1785 – 1851
Rosa Bonheur, The ArtistsPortrait of Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise

1822 – 1899
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Body, language

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Still Life

Quiet moments with simple objects

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Metaphysical Art

Discomforting dreamscapes

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