25 Times Animals Graced The Canvas In Historical Times, As Shared In This Facebook Group

Published 7 months ago

In the vast tapestry of art history, animals have always held a special place as subjects that captivate the imagination of artists. These creatures, whether majestic or humble, have been immortalized on canvases throughout the ages.

“Animals in Art through History,” a vibrant Facebook group, serves as a digital gallery that showcases some instances where animals have graced the canvas in historical times. Join us on a visual journey as we explore the remarkable depictions of animals that have left an indelible mark on the world of art.

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#1 A Catte, Mary, Queen Of Scots C.1569-84

Image source: Sandra Segal

LakotaWolf (she/her) : “A catte, indeed!”

#2 Spilled Milk , Alfred-Arthur Brunel De Neuville, (1852-1941)

Image source: Sandra Segal

#3 Butterflies, Johanna Sierko-Filipowska, 2010

Image source: Sandra Segal

Tamra : “This is gorgeous.”

#4 (Untitled), Penovác, Endre, 2012

Image source: Cristina Manfredi

Multa Nocte : “This is actually a really good portrait!”

Jane No Dough : “Adorable bundle of energy in 30 seconds of rest.”

#5 Cat And Moon, Molly Lemon, 2022

Image source: Lucrecia Borgia

Bored something : “Oh I love this one.”

#6 Martha B Rabbit, Shirley Barber 1995

Image source: Holly Oh AI

Maggie : “So comfy and cosy.”

#7 Ulla Thynell, Finnish Artist. Enchanted Forests 2022

Image source: Ana Jos

Jane No Dough : “Lovely!!”

#8 Portrait Of Sarah Bernhardt, Georges Clairin, 1876

Image source: facebook.com

Omni Unicorn : “I love that the dog and woman seem to match each other perfectly!”

LakotaWolf (she/her) : “Looks like a Borzoi :D”

#9 Woman Lying On A Bench, Carl Larsson, 1913

Image source: Jim Papadopoulos

Tabitha : “Yep, this is me. If it sit or lie down long enough, I will eventually end up looking like someone dumped a bucket of animals on me.”

#10 Walking Through The Village, Chris Dunn, 2019

Image source: Pepe Fox

Bored something : “This wouldn’t be out of place in an illustrated Wind in the willows.”

#11 Anonymous. 12th Century

Image source: Jim Papadopoulos

Lyone Fein : “Fluffy”

David : “What is it about old time paintings and cats? This one is better than many but still looks a bit weird. I see paintings of other things that sometimes look like photographic level of detail but cats look odd.”

#12 “The Rescue” Deb Garlick 2023

Image source: facebook.com

Lyone Fein : “So simple, but it says it.”

#13 Catnapping, Kim Johnson Nechtman, 2021

Image source: Barbara Carole Lee

Jane No Dough : “Beautiful play of light!”

#14 Cat With Her Kittens, Julius Adam, 1913

Image source: Asia Aesthete

Jay Scales : “The last year of peace in the modern age….”

#15 One For Now, A Couple For Later, Alison Friend, 2022

Image source: Silvia Franzolini

Jess Ovo : “Someone take the ones with chocolate away from him! D:”

Tamra : “I want a print of this one. 🤣”

#16 Late Uruk Period Copper Artifact (Hedgehog Depiction) Found In Syria, Dating Back To 3000 Bc

Image source: Lucrecia Borgia

Multa Nocte : “Them’s some mad skills!”

#17 I Don’t Know Anything About Any Doughnut, Alison Friend,2023

Image source: Jorge de Azevedo

Multa Nocte : “Lookit the telltale sprinkles!”

#18 Looking Tiresome (Aka Teasing The Cat), Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka ,1888

Image source: Cristina Manfredi

Mike Fitzpatrick : “That hair “thing” could definitely be pounced on by a playful kitty.”

#19 Heron, Jilly Henderson, 2023

Image source: Sandra Segal

Multa Nocte : “Nice textures to the painting!”

#20 Two Cheetahs, Lizzie Riches 1950

Image source: Віталій Слободяник

Multa Nocte : “Lovely!”

#21 Pierrot Et Le Chat, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen , 1889

Image source: Sandra Segal

Lyone Fein : “This cat is not happy.”

My O My : “It always fascinates my what cats put up with when human kittens are playing with them”

Bored something : “I like Steinlen’s art. He’s done some really good cat pictures. This isn’t his best.”

#22 Cat On Radiator, Steffen Kraft (Aka Iconeo), 2018

Image source: Sandra Segal

Multa Nocte : “That’s hysterical!”

#23 Dreamers, John George Brown, 1899

Image source: Anna Agelopoulou

Kelly H. Wilder : “Reminds me of Norman Rockwell’s work. Maybe Brown was an inspiration for him?”

#24 ‘egyptian Cat Hunting In The Marshes’ The Tomb-Chapel Of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt Late 18th Dynasty, Around 1350 Bc

Image source: Lyndsay Boyes-Lopez

David : “Ambitious cat/s”

#25 The White Owl, William James Webbe, 1856

Image source: Sandra Segal

Mimi La Souris : “looks soooo soft ! cuddle time ! (even if she kills me :D)”

Kelly H. Wilder : “It looks so dignified and distinguished, like an owl version of the monopoly man.’

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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