Dogs in Art Hachikō

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Japanese sculptor Takeshi Ando (1923 – )

Standing in front of the Shibuya train station in Tokyo. It’s actually the second sculpture of it’s type. The first one was erected in 1934, but was melted down in the war effort. A new one was remade by Ando, the artist’s son, in 1948.
Hachikō, is an Akita. He greeted his owner at the Shibuya station every day at the exact same time. After his owner died, Hachiko continued to show up at the station every day for the next nine years. Everyone in Tokyo knows where to go if you say, “Let’s meet at Hachiko.”

The Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini and Giovanna Cenami

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Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441)

National Gallery of London

The painting is of the wedding of an Italian merchant to another merchant’s daughter. The terrier that stands at their feet symbolizes companionship, faithfulness and love.

Dogs in Art: A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society

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Sir Edwin Henry Landseer 1802–1873

Title
A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society
Date Exhibited 1838
Medium Oil paint on canvas

Landseer loved painting animals. This is “Bob”, who saved twenty-three people from drowning at the London waterfront. He later became a member of the Royal Humane Society, currently the oil painting hangs at the Kennel Club Art Gallery in London.

Dog lovers can now take perfect portraits

Dog lovers can now take perfect portraits

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Find it hard to take a photo that shows your beloved pet in their best light? Dog owners know it can be nigh on impossible to get their little furry faces pointing towards the camera at the right moment. Not any more.
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