In Bruce Latimer's prints, dogs are benign entities or playful rogues that animate the backyard. Lin Onus' lifesize dingoes engage in dog's businesssniffing smells and playing with puppies. Painted in ochre colours, they are metaphors for Aboriginal Australia.
Wegman's dog, a Weimaraner, is his muse, providing the continual inspiration
for his photographs. Frank Hurley's 1915 sepia photograph captures the child
and puppy engrossed in a timeless and poignant moment.
The little Jack Russell in William Strutt's delightful set of paintings is intent on making a crayfish his playmate. Human warnings would be of no use to him. For a dog, the way to learn about the world is by experiencing it, and experience it he does, with a nip on the paw.
|William Strutt 'A Warm Response' 1889 Painting, Oil on Canvas|