Hello! Dog Artists has been painting anthropomorphic animals, namely dogs for 8 years now. Anthropomorphism is giving, (in our case painting) animals with human characteristics. Anthropomorphic is a word which literally means “human shaped”.
Anthropomorphic animals in art became popular due to fables, tales and expression which began to envelop our human culture. Aesop’s Fables for example used anthropomorphised animals to illustrate principles of life. Anthropomorphic motifs have always been common in fairy tales, for example those told by Brothers Grimm and then later in Pinocchio and The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. We as humans have a close connection with dogs so it’s no wonder that painting dogs wearing human attire is so popular.
Nan the Beagle painted as an RAF pilot- anthropomorphic dogs
Anthropomorphism is often used in books as it helps brings characters to life. It makes characters more relatable as they are perceived as more human like. It can also be used to add a symbolic dimension to a character. Anthropomorphism also suggests that human characteristics are universal, although dangers come with that too.
If you love the idea of Anthropomorphic art and would love to have your dog painted in a suit, period dress, or uniform please get in touch. Please email: email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)20 8354 1818. We are based in London and we deliver worldwide too.
Simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of your dogs with an idea of size and we’ll get back to you with a quote and some ideas. If you have seen a particular style of painting that you love from the portfolio please let us know and we’ll get the same dog artist to paint your dog’s portrait.
We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below or email: email@example.com
Superb oil portrait of Coco
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