Animal

Painting, Dolly, Patrick Moya

Dolly

Patrick Moya

Painting - 20 x 20 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

£788

Design, Middle Stainless Steel Bear Gabriel, Irena Tone

Middle Stainless Steel Bear Gabriel

Irena Tone

Design - 31 x 21 x 21 cm Design - 12.2 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch

£1,063 £957

Print, Affiche rehaussée, Robert Combas

Affiche rehaussée

Robert Combas

Print - 59.5 x 39.5 x 1 cm Print - 23.4 x 15.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,595

Painting, My village, a child and a Lego, Eulogia Merle

My village, a child and a Lego

Eulogia Merle

Painting - 100 x 120 cm Painting - 39.4 x 47.2 inch

£2,144

Painting, Creating a role, Akio Harada

Creating a role

Akio Harada

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm Painting - 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch

£1,063

Painting, Lost Harmony, Sreya Gupta

Lost Harmony

Sreya Gupta

Painting - 76.2 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 30 x 30 x 1 inch

Sold

Painting, Un autre regard #1, L'Insecte

Un autre regard #1

L'Insecte

Painting - 47 x 32.5 x 2 cm Painting - 18.5 x 12.8 x 0.8 inch

£1,063

Sculpture, L'oiseau qui rêve de Mer - Miniature 1, Pauline Couble

L'oiseau qui rêve de Mer - Miniature 1

Pauline Couble

Sculpture - 11.5 x 7.5 x 14.5 cm Sculpture - 4.5 x 3 x 5.7 inch

£443

Fine Art Drawings, Etude, Franciszek Starowieyski

Etude

Franciszek Starowieyski

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 30 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

£532

Sculpture, Big Stainless Steel Bear Arthur, Irena Tone

Big Stainless Steel Bear Arthur

Irena Tone

Sculpture - 41 x 28 x 28 cm Sculpture - 16.1 x 11 x 11 inch

£1,860 £1,674

Print, Rat n°5 Epreuve d'artiste, Blek Le Rat

Rat n°5 Epreuve d'artiste

Blek Le Rat

Print - 31 x 23 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.2 x 9.1 x 0 inch

£4,208

Sculpture, Red elephant, Karen Axikyan

Red elephant

Karen Axikyan

Sculpture - 36 x 20 x 29 cm Sculpture - 14.2 x 7.9 x 11.4 inch

£1,101

Sculpture, Avec Maman, Gaël Rouxeville

Avec Maman

Gaël Rouxeville

Sculpture - 32 x 48 x 24 cm Sculpture - 12.6 x 18.9 x 9.4 inch

£1,595

Painting, The Ballad of the Blue Fish, Karin Mikulášová

The Ballad of the Blue Fish

Karin Mikulášová

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

£1,413

Painting, Primordial, BB.Queen

Primordial

BB.Queen

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£886

Painting, Regal Leopard, Tamar Nazaryan

Regal Leopard

Tamar Nazaryan

Painting - 70 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

£979

Painting, Shepherd and Head of Sheep, Menashe Kadishman

Shepherd and Head of Sheep

Menashe Kadishman

Painting - 130 x 110 x 3.5 cm Painting - 51.2 x 43.3 x 1.4 inch

£8,562

Painting, Silent Conversations, Idorenyin Umana

Silent Conversations

Idorenyin Umana

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36 x 36 x 1 inch

£1,590

Design, Kong Bubble, Richard Orlinski

Kong Bubble

Richard Orlinski

Design - 17 x 12 x 5 cm Design - 6.7 x 4.7 x 2 inch

£353

Painting, L'envole I - préchauffage, Patricia Dubois

L'envole I - préchauffage

Patricia Dubois

Painting - 93 x 70 x 3.5 cm Painting - 36.6 x 27.6 x 1.4 inch

£1,949

Fine Art Drawings, Black Sheep 16 23, Eulogia Merle

Black Sheep 16 23

Eulogia Merle

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 35 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 13.8 inch

£399

Painting, Do you see the same thing than me?, Antoine Josse

Do you see the same thing than me?

Antoine Josse

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch

£2,303

Sculpture, Divina Proportia, Dirk De Keyzer

Divina Proportia

Dirk De Keyzer

Sculpture - 58 x 12 x 8 cm Sculpture - 22.8 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch

£11,030

Painting, Oiseaux, Bonnie Spoon

Oiseaux

Bonnie Spoon

Painting - 80 x 60 x 1 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£709

Painting, Sole Sisters Coco, Dianna Bonder

Sole Sisters Coco

Dianna Bonder

Painting - 61 x 46 x 4 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 1.6 inch

£718

Sculpture, Le Rhino danseur Fuchsia X-Treme, Xavier Wttrwulghe

Le Rhino danseur Fuchsia X-Treme

Xavier Wttrwulghe

Sculpture - 75 x 35 x 50 cm Sculpture - 29.5 x 13.8 x 19.7 inch

£5,759

Sculpture, Toulouse, Irmgard Sigg

Toulouse

Irmgard Sigg

Sculpture - 26 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm Sculpture - 10.2 x 2.6 x 3 inch

£1,063

Painting, Ginger Cat, Zena Blackwell

Ginger Cat

Zena Blackwell

Painting - 25.5 x 25.5 x 2 cm Painting - 10 x 10 x 0.8 inch

£400

Sculpture, Rockett- God save the bear, Max ArtLouis

Rockett- God save the bear

Max ArtLouis

Sculpture - 35 x 18 x 17 cm Sculpture - 13.8 x 7.1 x 6.7 inch

£1,595

Sculpture, La toilette - Sculpture bronze, Plaf

La toilette - Sculpture bronze

Plaf

Sculpture - 15 x 12 x 8.5 cm Sculpture - 5.9 x 4.7 x 3.3 inch

£1,329

Painting, The Watch-maker, Michael Gorban

The Watch-maker

Michael Gorban

Painting - 91 x 102 x 2.5 cm Painting - 35.8 x 40.2 x 1 inch

£4,412

Painting, Pug, Maudin

Pug

Maudin

Painting - 60 x 40 x 2.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 1 inch

£487 £341

Print, Bäru ga Dhamalinu, Djambawa Marawili

Bäru ga Dhamalinu

Djambawa Marawili

Print - 47 x 62 cm Print - 18.5 x 24.4 inch

£842

Print, Ronron et chat ailé, M.Chat

Ronron et chat ailé

M.Chat

Print - 20 x 28 x 1 cm Print - 7.9 x 11 x 0.4 inch

£221

Painting, Cerisiers blancs, Jeong Min Lee

Cerisiers blancs

Jeong Min Lee

Painting - 114 x 146 x 2 cm Painting - 44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch

£1,240

Painting, Clash of the Titans, Shahen Aleksandryan

Clash of the Titans

Shahen Aleksandryan

Painting - 30 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Painting, Butterflies _ n1, Les Panchyshyn

Butterflies _ n1

Les Panchyshyn

Painting - 68 x 78 x 2 cm Painting - 26.8 x 30.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,506

Print, Untitled, Roberto Ortuno

Untitled

Roberto Ortuno

Print - 99.5 x 75 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.2 x 29.5 x 0 inch

£797

Sculpture, Regeneration, Antonio Presti

Regeneration

Antonio Presti

Sculpture - 18 x 30 x 20 cm Sculpture - 7.1 x 11.8 x 7.9 inch

£709

Painting, Cocoon of Comfort, The Joy Series: A Journey to Inner Happiness original artwork, Tetiana Pchelnykova

Cocoon of Comfort, The Joy Series: A Journey to Inner Happiness original artwork

Tetiana Pchelnykova

Painting - 90 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

£1,081

Painting, Radiant Rooster, Aram Sevoyan

Radiant Rooster

Aram Sevoyan

Painting - 50 x 42 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch

£726

Painting, Nostalgic Horse Toys, Abgar Khachatryan

Nostalgic Horse Toys

Abgar Khachatryan

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£612

Painting, It's not you, it's not me either, Rahma Lhoussig

It's not you, it's not me either

Rahma Lhoussig

Painting - 90 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch

£3,367

Photography, Tiger #7, Brad Wilson

Tiger #7

Brad Wilson

Photography - 74 x 58 x 0.1 cm Photography - 29.1 x 22.8 x 0 inch

£1,772

Fine Art Drawings, Tabu, Lucio Forte

Tabu

Lucio Forte

Fine Art Drawings - 33 x 24 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 9.4 x 0 inch

£106

Painting, Tete Ours, Hervé Maury

Tete Ours

Hervé Maury

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

£709

Print, Don Quichotte, Gérard Garouste

Don Quichotte

Gérard Garouste

Print - 57.5 x 79.5 cm Print - 22.6 x 31.3 inch

£709

Painting, Untitled (Pink Bird), Katherine Bernhardt

Untitled (Pink Bird)

Katherine Bernhardt

Painting - 45.7 x 61 cm Painting - 18 x 24 inch

£19,048

Sculpture, Abstract shark XXL, Ghost Art

Abstract shark XXL

Ghost Art

Sculpture - 90 x 280 x 160 cm Sculpture - 35.4 x 110.2 x 63 inch

£15,504

Painting, Inside David Attenborough's Pocket Watch, Victoria Horkan

Inside David Attenborough's Pocket Watch

Victoria Horkan

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

£3,400

Print, Le cha qui tague la lune, Chanoir

Le cha qui tague la lune

Chanoir

Print - 45 x 35 x 3 cm Print - 17.7 x 13.8 x 1.2 inch

£1,329

Print, Paulette, François Bard

Paulette

François Bard

Print - 86.5 x 70 x 1 cm Print - 34.1 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£975

Sculpture, King, Guldhart

King

Guldhart

Sculpture - 32 x 13.5 x 8 cm Sculpture - 12.6 x 5.3 x 3.1 inch

£810

Painting, Contemporary portrait - Once by the Sea, Nataliya Bagatskaya

Contemporary portrait - Once by the Sea

Nataliya Bagatskaya

Painting - 100 x 70 x 2.3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.9 inch

£2,215

Print, The party I never went to, Atsushi Kaga

The party I never went to

Atsushi Kaga

Print - 21 x 29.7 cm Print - 8.3 x 11.7 inch

£2,215

Painting, Diletta, Olga Marciano

Diletta

Olga Marciano

Painting - 150 x 150 x 3 cm Painting - 59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch

£9,435

Photography, Polo Party - Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, Slim Aarons

Polo Party - Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76.2 x 101.6 cm Photography - 30 x 40 inch

£2,924

Painting, Blue Strenght, Maria Luisa Osácar

Blue Strenght

Maria Luisa Osácar

Painting - 90 x 90 x 3 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

£1,019

Painting, Rural Daily Toils, Arman Avagyan

Rural Daily Toils

Arman Avagyan

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

£1,957

Painting, Exploration I, Diederik Van Apple

Exploration I

Diederik Van Apple

Painting - 100 x 120 x 5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 47.2 x 2 inch

£3,500

Print, Wuyal ga Marurrumburr, Wolpa Wanambi

Wuyal ga Marurrumburr

Wolpa Wanambi

Print - 75.5 x 55.5 cm Print - 29.7 x 21.9 inch

£664

Painting, Blue Tiger, La Robotte

Blue Tiger

La Robotte

Painting - 50 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£576

Sculpture, Panther Wild Neck avec yeux aluminium, Richard Orlinski

Panther Wild Neck avec yeux aluminium

Richard Orlinski

Sculpture - 70 x 152 x 31 cm Sculpture - 27.6 x 59.8 x 12.2 inch

£34,552

Sculpture, Le félin, Jean-Paul Jacquet

Le félin

Jean-Paul Jacquet

Sculpture - 40 x 40 x 80 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 15.7 x 31.5 inch

£2,746

Sculpture, Pop Flower Bulldog 2, Priscilla Vettese

Pop Flower Bulldog 2

Priscilla Vettese

Sculpture - 24 x 17.5 x 12 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 6.9 x 4.7 inch

£221

Painting, The wings of summer, Zianko Vasili

The wings of summer

Zianko Vasili

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

£797

Sculpture, Le Patriarche N°1, Michel Bassompierre

Le Patriarche N°1

Michel Bassompierre

Sculpture - 12 x 13 x 11 cm Sculpture - 4.7 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch

£3,189

Sculpture, Fan Fan ambre, Bernard Rives

Fan Fan ambre

Bernard Rives

Sculpture - 38 x 22 x 8 cm Sculpture - 15 x 8.7 x 3.1 inch

£1,152

Painting, Le Cheval Lunaire, José Pirès

Le Cheval Lunaire

José Pirès

Painting - 70 x 50 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£1,320

Painting, Summer Day, Vahag Hamalbashyan

Summer Day

Vahag Hamalbashyan

Painting - 70 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

£1,772

Painting, Shattered butterfly, Dirk Klose

Shattered butterfly

Dirk Klose

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£487

Painting, Dream, Dave Baranes

Dream

Dave Baranes

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£2,392

Painting, Cozy Days, Josefine Schulz

Cozy Days

Josefine Schulz

Painting - 120 x 120 x 5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch

£5,847

Print, Black Horses, Antonio Mora

Black Horses

Antonio Mora

Print - 130 x 200 x 1 cm Print - 51.2 x 78.7 x 0.4 inch

£2,850

Painting, Animal Painting #018-1632, Les Thomas

Animal Painting #018-1632

Les Thomas

Painting - 31 x 31 x 4 cm Painting - 12.2 x 12.2 x 1.6 inch

£1,205 £1,024

Painting, The evening light., Giulnara Khabibulina

The evening light.

Giulnara Khabibulina

Painting - 60 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

£3,987

Painting, Cat with sky blue eyes, UTN

Cat with sky blue eyes

UTN

Painting - 32 x 45 x 0.2 cm Painting - 12.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£221 £199

Sculpture, Vanité aux papillons, Philippe Pasqua

Vanité aux papillons

Philippe Pasqua

Sculpture - 22 x 48 x 48 cm Sculpture - 8.7 x 18.9 x 18.9 inch

£12,403

Sculpture, Owl, Sophie Verger

Owl

Sophie Verger

Sculpture - 19 x 7.5 x 4 cm Sculpture - 7.5 x 3 x 1.6 inch

£868

Sculpture, Vegas pop art black fashion, Christophe Comerro

Vegas pop art black fashion

Christophe Comerro

Sculpture - 41 x 30 x 45 cm Sculpture - 16.1 x 11.8 x 17.7 inch

£1,045

Fine Art Drawings, Yokai, L'encredufauve

Yokai

L'encredufauve

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 22.5 x 0.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 8.9 x 0.2 inch

£443

Painting, A Moment Of Rest, Leo Ray

A Moment Of Rest

Leo Ray

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2.5 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 1 inch

£938

Print, Vintage Sheep, Menashe Kadishman

Vintage Sheep

Menashe Kadishman

Print - 70 x 56 x 0.5 cm Print - 27.6 x 22 x 0.2 inch

£529

Painting, Love Cats, Studio Art Inspirada

Love Cats

Studio Art Inspirada

Painting - 155 x 90 x 4 cm Painting - 61 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch

£620

Fine Art Drawings, She Lay in a Meadow 1/2, Nina Narimanishvili

She Lay in a Meadow 1/2

Nina Narimanishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 19 x 25 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 7.5 x 9.8 x 0 inch

£975

Sculpture, Singes Sagesse Ho My God, Miko-R

Singes Sagesse Ho My God

Miko-R

Sculpture - 60 x 30 x 15 cm Sculpture - 23.6 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch

£1,949

Painting, Peacock (31), Rafal Gadowski

Peacock (31)

Rafal Gadowski

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch

£1,418 £1,205

Print, Serpent néon, Dréa

Serpent néon

Dréa

Print - 63.5 x 50.8 x 0.63 cm Print - 25 x 20 x 0.2 inch

£612

Sculpture, Hope Dog, MrHope

Hope Dog

MrHope

Sculpture - 13 x 11 x 8 cm Sculpture - 5.1 x 4.3 x 3.1 inch

£62

Sculpture, Elf and the dancing bear, Markus Lüpertz

Elf and the dancing bear

Markus Lüpertz

Sculpture - 45 x 20 x 20 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

£16,833

Print, Callaway, Ron Burns

Callaway

Ron Burns

Print - 50.8 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm Print - 20 x 10 x 2 inch

£897

Design, Butterfly Red, Fred Meurice

Butterfly Red

Fred Meurice

Design - 40 x 40 x 1 cm Design - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

£616

Animal

Animals are often featured in news, sometimes in heartwarming tales of human and animal companionship and other times in heartbreaking stories of illegal trade and endangered species. Animals are even present in social sciences, especially thank to  ethology (behavioural sciences of animals in their natural habitat). They have fascinated philosophers from Antiquity all the way through to today and they are even present in the medical realm, as the benefits of animal-assisted therapies have been scientifically proven. 

The relationship between humans and animals is also taken into account in the politics, most notably when debating topics related to ecology, the protection of ecosystems and sustainable development. Thus, animals might be seen as a crucial indicator of humanity's concerns. 

As well in these many sectors, animals are also very much present in the arts. A number of art museums have decided exhibitions to animals including the Cluny Museum in Paris and MoMA PS1 in New York. Whether simply a humble spectator in an 18th century painting or the central subject of a Courbet painting, animals are present throughout the history of art. From symbolic, to esthetic, to abstract, to animal drawings meant to simply record their appearance...all these representations have played a role in influencing artists and also how we characterise and think of individual animals.

Each civilisation has represented the animal on multiples supports (mosaics, metal, stone, bones, etc.) as seen on the Nerja cave wall paintings in Andalusia discovered in 1925. Animal iconography has had multiple purposes, varying according to the era and place. Bats, for example, are often used to represent death, fear or superstition in Western art, whereas the Chinese see them as a sign of happiness. The omnipresence of animals within cultures across the globe is probably down to the similarities between men and animal, a source of both fascination and fear. 

In this selection, Artsper helps you to discover the beauty of the animal kingdom, its diversity, strength and fragility. Artists depict animals in a huge range of mediums: sculpture, painting, photographs, and drawings. Contemporary artists bring an original and poetic vision to their representations of the animals with whom we share our world.

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