This one of a series of posts featuring animals in art.
As a person who loves and cares about
animals and an on-line activist for the cause of animal
rights I often paint animals or include animals in some
way in my art work. So I thought it might be interesting
to showcase the work of other artists both the famous
and not so famous who have chosen animals as subjects or
have prominently included animals in their art.
These articles will also include anHow
you can find links to art instruction information. Also
an How To
information concerning how you can help whichever
animals is the subject of the article.
section highlights pigs as they feature in works of art
down through the ages to the present day.
The examples of art below do not appear in a
chronological order as such is not possible or really
important as the article is intended to show examples of
pigs and how they feature in a variety of different art
forms rather than as an historical account.
35,000 year-old Indonesian cave paintings suggest art
came out of Africa.
Click the links below to see cave paintings of wild
"painting of a wild pig from a cave in Maros,
probably tens of thousands of years old"
This excellent and detailed painting rendered in oil on
canvas was painted by Dutch printmaker, painter and
draughtsman Paulus Potter in 1649, it is know housed
in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Paulus Potter who was born in 1625 at Enkhuizen in the
Netherlands, he painted landscapes with animals and was
very talented from an early age, his earliest works date
from 1640, when he would have been only 15 years old.
"St Anthony is the Patron Saint of Bellringers. He
was a swineherd prior to his conversion
Denton is a village in situated off the Northampton
to Bedford Road. It has a typical Northamptonshire
village church on a mound above an attractive village
However if you take the trouble to obtain the key to
the church you will have a wonderful surprise.
When you enter the building you cannot help but gasp
at the sight in front of you,as the whole of the
interior is decorated with wonderful biblical murals
painted by the celebrated local artist Henry Bird."
"In the section of added leaves, St Anthony the
Hermit sits in front of a chapel's open door. He had
come to sainthood from a career as a swineherd: he is
shown with his pigs and swineherd's bell. In Margaret
Beauchamp's day, a priory of the hermits of St Anthony
was located on Threadneedle Street, London, whence the
community's herd of consecrated pigs--the original
'Tantony's pig'--wandered the streets, nibbling the
contents of shopping baskets."
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has been researched to the best of my ability and any
misinformation is quite by accident but is of course