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Animal Print

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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Enki Bilal, Transhumans 2, Print

Enki Bilal

Transhumans 2, 2021
76 x 56 cm
Print

$1,928

Ben Frost, Just one more Bump, Print

Ben Frost

Just one more Bump, 2021
19 x 19 x 0.2 cm
Print

$633

Hunt Slonem, Anaconda II, Print

Hunt Slonem

Anaconda II, 1980
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$750

Matías Sánchez, Matias Sanchez, Print

Matías Sánchez

Matias Sanchez, 2020
70 x 50 cm
Print

$542

Aurembaix Sabaté, Papallones-Pedra, Print

Aurembaix Sabaté

Papallones-Pedra, 2021
60 x 60 cm
Print

$145

Joanna Sierko-Filipowska, Frida Kahlo, Print

Joanna Sierko-Filipowska

Frida Kahlo, 2013
68 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Print

$603

Éric Lacan, The Pleasures of Failure, Print

Éric Lacan

The Pleasures of Failure, 2021
65 x 50 cm
Print

$1,085

Ramos Sanchez, Bison with Aloe Plants, Print

Ramos Sanchez

Bison with Aloe Plants, 2015
26.7 x 35.6 cm
Print

$360

Eve Saint Jean, Anxiety, Print

Eve Saint Jean

Anxiety, 2021
20.3 x 20.3 cm
Print

$200

Claire Prouvost, Swan, Signe - Reproduction digigraphie, Print

Claire Prouvost

Swan, Signe - Reproduction digigraphie, 2021
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$301

Angélo Pierlo, Le chat rouge - Reproduction digigraphie, Print

Angélo Pierlo

Le chat rouge - Reproduction digigraphie, 2021
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$301

George Braque, "Lettera Amorosa" : Le rapace, Print

George Braque

"Lettera Amorosa" : Le rapace, 1963
38 x 28 cm
Print

$4,580

Gwen Keraval, Applesnakes, Print

Gwen Keraval

Applesnakes, 2021
70 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Print

$96

Corneille, La venue de l’oiseau, Print

Corneille

La venue de l’oiseau, 1999
52 x 66 cm
Print

$783

Blek Le Rat, L'anarchiste, Print

Blek Le Rat

L'anarchiste, 2020
23 x 31 cm
Print

$2,411

Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
70 x 50 cm
Print

$470

Our recommendations Paola Pivi, One cup of cappuccino then I go, Print

Paola Pivi

One cup of cappuccino then I go, 2013
50 x 70 cm
Print

$434

Jo Di Bona, Space Monkey, Print

Jo Di Bona

Space Monkey, 2018
50 x 50 cm
Print

Sold

Jo Di Bona, Alone 80, Print

Jo Di Bona

Alone 80, 2019
20 x 20 cm
Print

$96

Marino Marini, The Horse, Print

Marino Marini

The Horse, 1950
28.5 x 24 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,567

Ron English, African Elephant, Print

Ron English

African Elephant, 2015
87 x 60.5 cm
Print

$741

Christian Silvain, Vol de nuit, Print

Christian Silvain

Vol de nuit, 1998
100 x 73 cm
Print

$663

Our recommendations Alice Ricard, Tendre Bestiaire - Renards bleus, Print

Alice Ricard

Tendre Bestiaire - Renards bleus, 2017
40 x 30 cm
Print

$48

Ghislaine Ferreira, Loup 7, Print

Ghislaine Ferreira

Loup 7, 2019
30 x 20 x 1 cm
Print

$603

Bernard Louédin, Poissons, Print

Bernard Louédin

Poissons, 1999
28 x 20 x 0.1 cm
Print

$139

Kokimoto, Global Worming, Print

Kokimoto

Global Worming, 2021
100 x 70 cm
Print

$115

François Bard, Simone, Print

François Bard

Simone, 2018
77 x 62 x 1 cm
Print

$1,145

James Rosenquist, Somewhere, Print

James Rosenquist

Somewhere, 1981
86 x 83 x 0.3 cm
Print

$1,808

Mimmo Paladino, Horse and Knight, Print

Mimmo Paladino

Horse and Knight, 2008
94.5 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$2,170

ARySQUE, Le chat, Print

ARySQUE

Le chat, 2018
20 x 20 x 0.1 cm
Print

$139

Sandrot, Lith-Pr 1, Print

Sandrot

Lith-Pr 1, 2020
116 x 78 x 1 cm
Print

$699

Paul Gauguin, Studies of Horses, Print

Paul Gauguin

Studies of Horses, 1902
31.5 x 26 x 0.2 cm
Print

$33,749

Lucio Fontana, Untitled, Print

Lucio Fontana

Untitled, 1965
24.6 x 17.8 x 0.1 cm
Print

$8,196

Albena Vatcheva, Rouge et bleu, Print

Albena Vatcheva

Rouge et bleu, 2021
21 x 15 x 0.01 cm
Print

$36

Martin Bradley, Morning Cockerel, Print

Martin Bradley

Morning Cockerel, 1997
73 x 53 cm
Print

$663

León Ferrari, A un lado por la izquierda, Print

León Ferrari

A un lado por la izquierda, 2009
56 x 38 cm
Print

$1,205

Michael Taylor, In Good Company, Print

Michael Taylor

In Good Company, 2016
128 x 98 x 1 cm
Print

$3,013

Fabrizio Clerici, Museum, Print

Fabrizio Clerici

Museum, 1950
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$1,326

Ivan Lazarov, Ants composition, Print

Ivan Lazarov

Ants composition, 1936
28 x 20 cm
Print

$30

Nelson Leirner, Hot dog, Print

Nelson Leirner

Hot dog, 2013
30 x 70 cm
Print

$2,411

Eugène Ionesco, Composition, Print

Eugène Ionesco

Composition, 1970
22.5 x 28 x 0.1 cm
Print

$844

La Robotte, Menacée n°1 - Reproduction digigraphie, Print

La Robotte

Menacée n°1 - Reproduction digigraphie, 2020
70 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Print

$603

Marcel Chirnoaga, Eagles, Print

Marcel Chirnoaga

Eagles, 1980
58 x 40 x 0.2 cm
Print

$783

Marianne Ratier, Lapin, Print

Marianne Ratier

Lapin, 2015
65 x 50 cm
Print

$121

Léopold Survage, Horse, Print

Léopold Survage

Horse, 1953
49 x 31 x 0.1 cm
Print

$964

Lee Quinones, Lions Den, Print

Lee Quinones

Lions Den, 2014
45.7 x 35.6 cm
Print

$964

Constantin Terechkovitch, Dancers, Print

Constantin Terechkovitch

Dancers, 1930
38 x 57 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,170

Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni, Corrida, Print

Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni

Corrida, 1960
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$904

Leonardo Castellani, Seafood, Print

Leonardo Castellani

Seafood, 1943
69 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,145

Alberto Mastroianni, Monkey, Print

Alberto Mastroianni

Monkey, 1970
70 x 28 x 0.1 cm
Print

$240

Christophe Blain, Aline, Print

Christophe Blain

Aline, 2018
160 x 120 cm
Print

$2,411

Faith XLVII, Liberté Egalité Fraternité II, Print

Faith XLVII

Liberté Egalité Fraternité II, 2019
78 x 109 cm
Print

$663

Arturo Checchi, Il Barocciaio, Print

Arturo Checchi

Il Barocciaio, 1939
35.7 x 50.7 x 0.2 cm
Print

$904

Sandro Trotti, Risciò, Print

Sandro Trotti

Risciò, 1970
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$313

Pietro Carabellese, Catherine Wheel, Print

Pietro Carabellese

Catherine Wheel, 1970
64.5 x 46.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

$289

Joachim Schonfeldt, Untitled (Eagle), Print

Joachim Schonfeldt

Untitled (Eagle), 2006
38 x 57 x 2 cm
Print

$723

Ziegler T, La Couleur De Son Maître, Print

Ziegler T

La Couleur De Son Maître, 2019
76 x 56 cm
Print

$362

Aldo Pugliesi, Gnu, Print

Aldo Pugliesi

Gnu, 1971
49.5 x 69 x 0.1 cm
Print

$362

Marcello Pirro, Birds, Print

Marcello Pirro

Birds, 1980
50 x 34.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

$313

Antonio Starace, The Peasant, Print

Antonio Starace

The Peasant, 1970
65 x 47 x 0.3 cm
Print

$362

Jan Tcega, Nesting Qam, Print

Jan Tcega

Nesting Qam, 2013
65 x 50 cm
Print

$603

Kg'akg'am Tshabu, Kori Bustards and Kgom Berries, Print

Kg'akg'am Tshabu

Kori Bustards and Kgom Berries, 2013
50 x 65 cm
Print

$603

Sara Cao, Dung Beetles, Print

Sara Cao

Dung Beetles, 2013
65 x 50 cm
Print

$603

Luigi Guerricchio, Dove, Print

Luigi Guerricchio

Dove, 1972
50.5 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$229

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