Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What Is Behind Anthropomorphic Art?

This artist is able to paint pictures such as a pug, seemingly taking the part of a person accompanied with a coat, tie and high collar. It is clear to those painting connoisseurs that this is anthropomorphic art. This artist has no difficulty restoring old paintings those that are normally found in old European homes and private clubs.

As an artistic move he then replaces the original piece with a face of an animal. Starting out as what many call an art restorer, this Belgian artist would say his works were aristochiens and aristocrats. The good thing about his work is that he knows how to capture the image of an animal pretending to be some dignified Englishmen really well.

Due to the overflowing talent this person has he can make additions to an original piece and no one will even know the different. They look uncannily like real ancestral portraits, but then again, so many people's ancestors do look like dogs. For the president of the American Society this kind of art work would not be something he would want up his wall.

As a fundraising event, the animal society held an auctions where one of the pieces of this artist was auctioned off. The art and home decoration gallery where this artist debut his collection had club chairs, tartan couches leather bound books and Sloan ranger's bibelots as the public visited his collection. The gallery provides an unusually apt setting for his oeuvre.

For the artist, he likes his work to be unique yet appealing to the people. The work that he makes is not out there or in your face but one that expresses his emotions. Distinguished individuals and those with a big sense of humor and fun like to buy his work, the artist noted.

More so, it was also observed that the people most willing to acquire the work of this artist are those royalty and aristocrats. Not only ordinary people purchase his work but a large number of them are royals who appreciate a good laugh and of course ancestral portraits. In a certain way these portraits can really be unique.

It is not new for this artist to go around many flea markets, antique shops and private homes to acquire pieces that he can work with. This German pointer looks closely like a French officer at the battle of Alma in a blue dress uniform with gold epaulettes, sword and an array of medals. Attached to a handful of the portraits he has acquired are family symbols. What he will do is to slowly conceal it and add on things like dog bones.

In addition this he even commemorated the death of his dog by painting in on one of his 19th century portraits. Some people find his work blasphemous hence hate how he does is work. However, he thinks that dogs deserve to put us in our place and have earned this. Dogs are known to be loyal and behaved creatures. There are also many more surprises that a dog will bring to someone.

It will cost one ,000 to ,000 to acquire such paintings. Notably a professor of art history at the local university said that this way of art is not new to people. Apparently two famous painters as 18th and 19th century graphic artists and satirists have already works similar to this.