|Bad Dog, Richard Jackson, Orange County Museum of Art. Everyone's a critic...|
copyright, Jim LaneSo Much to Do, So Little Time,
2000, Jim Lane
|Riders, Leagros Group, Greek, ca 500 BC|
|Chinese green glazed ceramics, 25-220 AD|
|Pre-Columbian, Veracruz artifact, 450-650 AD.|
|Puppies, 1883, Carl Reichert Mutters.|
|Lump, 1957, Pablo Picasso|
--the beauty of a single line.
|Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash,|
1912, Giacomo Balla
Pablo Picasso had a Daschund as well, called "lump" (pronounced loomp) which is German for "Rascal." He was a gift from a photographer friend in 1957. The single, unbroken line of Picasso's contour drawing (above, right) is a masterpiece in canine portrait simplicity. Over the course of the 20th century however, not all artists have been as kind or respectful of canine dignity--take Dennis Zilber's Hunting Dog (below, left), for instance, or Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (below, right), or his flowery Puppy. The ASPCA should sue. Or, perhaps Richard Jackson's Bad Dog (top) has the right idea.
|Baloon Dog, Jeff Koons|
|Hunting Dog, Dennis Zilber|
|My turn now...hold still or I'll make you "dog eared."|