Wild animals

Sculpture, Five young ladies, Sophie Verger

Five young ladies

Sophie Verger

Sculpture - 41 x 25 x 9 cm Sculpture - 16.1 x 9.8 x 3.5 inch

$4,400

Photography, Rhinoceros #2, Brad Wilson

Rhinoceros #2

Brad Wilson

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

$2,257

Print, Léopard, Jo Di Bona

Léopard

Jo Di Bona

Print - 70 x 70 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$812

Painting, Giraffe, Francky Boy

Giraffe

Francky Boy

Painting - 60 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,636

Sculpture, Bagheera - étude de panthère assise, Isabelle Carabantes

Bagheera - étude de panthère assise

Isabelle Carabantes

Sculpture - 17 x 16 x 14 cm Sculpture - 6.7 x 6.3 x 5.5 inch

$3,611

Fine Art Drawings, Cerf IX, Pierre Yermia

Cerf IX

Pierre Yermia

Fine Art Drawings - 51 x 36 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 20.1 x 14.2 x 0 inch

$677

Print, Abstract Lion, Angela Gomes

Abstract Lion

Angela Gomes

Print - 155 x 115 x 2 cm Print - 61 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch

$9,591

Painting, Monde 2006 africa, Jaber El Mahjoub

Monde 2006 africa

Jaber El Mahjoub

Painting - 91 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 35.8 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$958

Painting, Habitus III., Funda Studio

Habitus III.

Funda Studio

Painting - 42 x 49 x 2 cm Painting - 16.5 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch

$1,523

Sculpture, Mother, Ron Zohar

Mother

Ron Zohar

Sculpture - 48 x 40 x 40 cm Sculpture - 18.9 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$6,318

Painting, Ombre nuptiale, Kat&Action

Ombre nuptiale

Kat&Action

Painting - 120 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,437

Sculpture, Cerf, Arno Sebban

Cerf

Arno Sebban

Sculpture - 35 x 25 x 25 cm Sculpture - 13.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch

$6,770

Sculpture, Fennec, Ronceval

Fennec

Ronceval

Sculpture - 20 x 17 x 17 cm Sculpture - 7.9 x 6.7 x 6.7 inch

$1,523

Painting, Chasse gardée, Flo Jaouen

Chasse gardée

Flo Jaouen

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,015

Print, Femme au léopard, Rémy Matto

Femme au léopard

Rémy Matto

Print - 40 x 40 x 3 cm Print - 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

$218

Painting, RDV, Fabrice Leito

RDV

Fabrice Leito

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$4,288

Print, Untitled, Romain Duris

Untitled

Romain Duris

Print - 44 x 34 cm Print - 17.3 x 13.4 inch

$395

Painting, Tiger, Tiger, Tiger..., Stras Bear

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger...

Stras Bear

Painting - 200 x 150 x 3 cm Painting - 78.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch

$24,823

Print, Yuki The Young Yak, Mark Ryden

Yuki The Young Yak

Mark Ryden

Print - 51 x 46 x 1 cm Print - 20.1 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$1,668

Painting, Roe Deer, Art Vladi

Roe Deer

Art Vladi

Painting - 80 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,144

Fine Art Drawings, Les Poissons et le Cormoran, Katia Kameli

Les Poissons et le Cormoran

Katia Kameli

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 31 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 12.2 x 0.1 inch

$6,206

Print, The Aquarium (Hand Finished), Szabolcs Bozó

The Aquarium (Hand Finished)

Szabolcs Bozó

Print - 72.9 x 70.1 x 2 cm Print - 28.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$6,500

Painting, Freestyle Sloth (Grey ), Truteau

Freestyle Sloth (Grey )

Truteau

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

$542

Print, Biotope, Agnès Thurnauer

Biotope

Agnès Thurnauer

Print - 152.4 x 119.5 cm Print - 60 x 47 inch

$2,257

Sculpture, Guépard, Valerian Sioridzé

Guépard

Valerian Sioridzé

Sculpture - 21 x 42 x 9 cm Sculpture - 8.3 x 16.5 x 3.5 inch

$1,072

Painting, Blue tiger focus, Mosko

Blue tiger focus

Mosko

Painting - 36 x 55 x 4 cm Painting - 14.2 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch

$1,354

Photography, Prendre de la hauteur, Mathieu Pujol

Prendre de la hauteur

Mathieu Pujol

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$959

Print, African Elephant, Ron English

African Elephant

Ron English

Print - 87 x 60.5 cm Print - 34.3 x 23.8 inch

$905

Sculpture, Tigre, Jean-François Gambino

Tigre

Jean-François Gambino

Sculpture - 85 x 170 x 40 cm Sculpture - 33.5 x 66.9 x 15.7 inch

$90,264

Photography, Terra Incognita - Le Grand Canyon, Guillaume Pépy

Terra Incognita - Le Grand Canyon

Guillaume Pépy

Photography - 70 x 105 cm Photography - 27.6 x 41.3 inch

$1,580

Print, Jaguar du Costa Rica N° 4, Catherine Clare

Jaguar du Costa Rica N° 4

Catherine Clare

Print - 30 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 11.8 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$361

Fine Art Drawings, Healing Greenland, Chunja And Animal Friends, Shin Seung-Hun

Healing Greenland, Chunja And Animal Friends

Shin Seung-Hun

Fine Art Drawings - 72 x 77.5 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 28.3 x 30.5 x 0 inch

$1,128

Print, The masked life, La Robotte

The masked life

La Robotte

Print - 40 x 30 cm Print - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

$85

Photography, Window to Our Soul, Ejaz Khan

Window to Our Soul

Ejaz Khan

Photography - 83.8 x 124.5 x 2.5 cm Photography - 33 x 49 x 1 inch

$3,600

Painting, The Pursuit Of Mournful Beauty, Olena Mynenko

The Pursuit Of Mournful Beauty

Olena Mynenko

Painting - 60 x 120 x 1 cm Painting - 23.6 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch

$1,241

Print, Siméon, Monkeybird

Siméon

Monkeybird

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

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Print, Vegas bunny, Roy van der Laars

Vegas bunny

Roy van der Laars

Print - 80 x 120 x 3 cm Print - 31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,764

Painting, Le roi de la jungle, Serapis

Le roi de la jungle

Serapis

Painting - 145.8 x 89.9 x 3 cm Painting - 57.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$4,000

Painting, Blue Spider, Barbara Piatti

Blue Spider

Barbara Piatti

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.4 inch

$3,949

Painting, Lion King, Art By Son

Lion King

Art By Son

Painting - 200 x 150 x 5 cm Painting - 78.7 x 59.1 x 2 inch

$16,360

Painting, Sprouted, Kelly Vivanco

Sprouted

Kelly Vivanco

Painting - 91.4 x 61 cm Painting - 36 x 24 inch

$1,800

Painting, Tanzanie, Franck Maes

Tanzanie

Franck Maes

Painting - 80 x 130 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch

$3,949

Sculpture, Toro mosaique, Jean Amiel

Toro mosaique

Jean Amiel

Sculpture - 70 x 75 x 70 cm Sculpture - 27.6 x 29.5 x 27.6 inch

$5,416

Photography, Z Portrait, Mital Patel

Z Portrait

Mital Patel

Photography - 124.5 x 101.6 cm Photography - 49 x 40 inch

$3,290

Sculpture, roofvogel met vis, Evert den Hartog

roofvogel met vis

Evert den Hartog

Sculpture - 70 x 48 x 60 cm Sculpture - 27.6 x 18.9 x 23.6 inch

$16,642

Print, Scientific illustration - vertical distribution of species in the mountain, Tekla Aleksieva

Scientific illustration - vertical distribution of species in the mountain

Tekla Aleksieva

Print - 29.7 x 21 x 0.2 cm Print - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$62

Fine Art Drawings, Le paon, Agathe David

Le paon

Agathe David

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,467

Print, Habiter un corps 1, Céline Parmentier

Habiter un corps 1

Céline Parmentier

Print - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Print - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$226

Painting, Circulation Alternée, Docteur Bergman

Circulation Alternée

Docteur Bergman

Painting - 50 x 61 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 24 x 0.8 inch

$564

Print, Wild life 1, Oak Oak

Wild life 1

Oak Oak

Print - 30 x 40 x 0.1 cm Print - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$169 $152

Print, Politics, Zedsy

Politics

Zedsy

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

$1,500

Print, Corrida, Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni

Corrida

Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni

Print - 50 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$846

Print, Il Barocciaio, Arturo Checchi

Il Barocciaio

Arturo Checchi

Print - 35.7 x 50.7 x 0.2 cm Print - 14.1 x 20 x 0.1 inch

$846

Fine Art Drawings, Femme cheval, Caroline Crozat

Femme cheval

Caroline Crozat

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 65 x 0.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 25.6 x 0.2 inch

$1,580

Painting, The king of kings, Hristo Gaberov

The king of kings

Hristo Gaberov

Painting - 65 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,298

Painting, Le visage vert, Germain Van der Steen

Le visage vert

Germain Van der Steen

Painting - 63 x 48 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24.8 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$1,354

Fine Art Drawings, Animal fantastique, Germain Van der Steen

Animal fantastique

Germain Van der Steen

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 16 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 6.3 x 0 inch

$959

Painting, Resting by the Green Grass Stream, Liu Ziyu

Resting by the Green Grass Stream

Liu Ziyu

Painting - 53 x 62 x 0.1 cm Painting - 20.9 x 24.4 x 0 inch

$2,031

Painting, Yellowstone Bison, Leslie White

Yellowstone Bison

Leslie White

Painting - 40.6 x 55.9 x 0.3 cm Painting - 16 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$1,500

Print, MAYC #6602, 2022, Mutant Ape Yacht Club

MAYC #6602, 2022

Mutant Ape Yacht Club

Print - 18 x 18 cm Print - 7.1 x 7.1 inch

$677

Painting, Portrait of leopard, Pierre-Yves Blasco

Portrait of leopard

Pierre-Yves Blasco

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,354

Sculpture, At the water's edge / A fleur d'eau, Sylvie Gaudissart

At the water's edge / A fleur d'eau

Sylvie Gaudissart

Sculpture - 10.5 x 30 x 10 cm Sculpture - 4.1 x 11.8 x 3.9 inch

$2,200

Painting, Irish Stag, Gavin O'Donoghue

Irish Stag

Gavin O'Donoghue

Painting - 80 x 59.9 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,599

Painting, Stout coral, Will Eskridge

Stout coral

Will Eskridge

Painting - 45.7 x 61 x 3.8 cm Painting - 18 x 24 x 1.5 inch

$1,300

Painting, Caesar Penguino, Penguino

Caesar Penguino

Penguino

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$1,692

Fine Art Drawings, Menacée n°05, La Robotte

Menacée n°05

La Robotte

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 50 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$4,513

Painting, Untitled I, Ronnie Jiang

Untitled I

Ronnie Jiang

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

$903

Sculpture, Remember Atlanta, Wabé

Remember Atlanta

Wabé

Sculpture - 24 x 18 x 15 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 7.1 x 5.9 inch

$1,918

Fine Art Drawings, Antilope Kobo, Jean Poulain

Antilope Kobo

Jean Poulain

Fine Art Drawings - 79 x 95 x 2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 31.1 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,004

Print, Owl, Ivar Nordhagen

Owl

Ivar Nordhagen

Print - 63 x 54 cm Print - 24.8 x 21.3 inch

$2,031

Painting, Chouette, Paul Rebeyrolle

Chouette

Paul Rebeyrolle

Painting - 130 x 130 x 2 cm Painting - 51.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

$32,721

Painting, Territoire, Claude André Thibaud

Territoire

Claude André Thibaud

Painting - 60 x 80 x 2.5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 1 inch

$2,195

Fine Art Drawings, Lioness, Lenci Marino

Lioness

Lenci Marino

Fine Art Drawings - 36 x 36 x 3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 14.2 x 1.2 inch

$1,354

Painting, La chouette, Jérôme Bouscarat

La chouette

Jérôme Bouscarat

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,004

Print, Tiger, Rebecca Whitewood

Tiger

Rebecca Whitewood

Print - 30 x 25 x 2 cm Print - 11.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch

$2,144

Sculpture, Masque 4, Alicia Coste

Masque 4

Alicia Coste

Sculpture - 45.7 x 35.5 x 2 cm Sculpture - 18 x 14 x 0.8 inch

$564

Painting, You know, i can be blue, or not..., François Nasica

You know, i can be blue, or not...

François Nasica

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,354

Sculpture, Gorille Dos Argenté, Bernard Rebaudet

Gorille Dos Argenté

Bernard Rebaudet

Sculpture - 24 x 30 x 35 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch

$8,914

Print, Cheese, Raymond Waydelich

Cheese

Raymond Waydelich

Print - 50 x 66 x 0.5 cm Print - 19.7 x 26 x 0.2 inch

$790

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Mahmoodkhan

Untitled

Mahmoodkhan

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 70 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

$1,805

Print, Giraffe, Alberto Mastroianni

Giraffe

Alberto Mastroianni

Print - 70 x 28 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 11 x 0 inch

$282

Print, Burning Ink, Satr

Burning Ink

Satr

Print - 75 x 50 cm Print - 29.5 x 19.7 inch

$564

Painting, Joyous horses, Partho Dutta

Joyous horses

Partho Dutta

Painting - 50.8 x 106.7 cm Painting - 20 x 42 inch

$1,636

Painting, Pas d'horizon 1, Korsé

Pas d'horizon 1

Korsé

Painting - 55 x 37 x 1.5 cm Painting - 21.7 x 14.6 x 0.6 inch

$1,072

Photography, Lion staring, Eric Isselée

Lion staring

Eric Isselée

Photography - 100 x 62.5 x 5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 24.6 x 2 inch

$4,400

Sculpture, Cougar Skull, Christopher Schulz

Cougar Skull

Christopher Schulz

Sculpture - 23 x 14 x 14 cm Sculpture - 9.1 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch

$4,513

Sculpture, Lulu28, Mister Luca T

Lulu28

Mister Luca T

Sculpture - 39 x 40 x 7 cm Sculpture - 15.4 x 15.7 x 2.8 inch

$4,288 $3,859

Sculpture, Baby Lynx, Bordalo

Baby Lynx

Bordalo

Sculpture - 37 x 32 x 4 cm Sculpture - 14.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch

$5,641

Painting, I Got You, Majic Monster

I Got You

Majic Monster

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$903

Sculpture, Équilibre, S.Kristol

Équilibre

S.Kristol

Sculpture - 50 x 25 x 25 cm Sculpture - 19.7 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch

$6,883

Painting, Serenity, Bright Toh

Serenity

Bright Toh

Painting - 89.9 x 69.9 x 2.5 cm Painting - 35.4 x 27.5 x 1 inch

$2,300

Sculpture, Toro pierre valiente 3/3, Palolo Valdes

Toro pierre valiente 3/3

Palolo Valdes

Sculpture - 65 x 50 x 30 cm Sculpture - 25.6 x 19.7 x 11.8 inch

$19,745

Sculpture, Golden snake, Cobelentsz

Golden snake

Cobelentsz

Sculpture - 29 x 39 x 7 cm Sculpture - 11.4 x 15.4 x 2.8 inch

$3,893

Wild animals

Wild animals, because of their impertinent beauty,  have fascinated humans since the beginning of times. This is not surprising given how closely our evolution is linked to that of other species. If domestic animals have been represented many times in art, wild animals also inhabit artworks. Symbols of power and brutality, or fantasized images of distant lands, the subjects of the animal realm are an endless source of inspiration for artists.

In rock art already, humans painted the fauna that surrounded them. However, it was in Antiquity, from Egypt to Greece, that wild animals began to be represented for a specific purpose. Indeed, the animal figure, sacralised and feared, systematically referred to religions and myths. The Egyptian pantheon and its representations were populated by men with animal heads, and many Greek vases were decorated with the effigy of the Hydra or the Minotaur.

With the advent of Christianity, followed by humanism, animals began to be portrayed as submissive and dominated by man. This symbolism was essential for religious messages. The Middle Ages were particularly fascinated by the figure of the unicorn, a poetic and mythical animal. Gradually, however, the representation became more naturalistic, as Renaissance artists attempted to represent nature as realistically as possible, particularly in drawings and engravings. Wild animals were also omnipresent in hunting and war scenes. Some even played with the limit between realism and imagination,for instance Bosh in his 'Garden of Delights'.

One of the most recurring figure of wildlife in art is undoubtedly the lion. In Baroque art in particular, obsessed with exotic animals, the theme of the savannah came up regularly. European colonial enterprises, and the stories of those who returned from the four corners of the world made artists' imaginations bubble. A master in this field, Rubens painted exotic and grandiose hunting scenes, featuring tigers, hippos or crocodiles...

This Orientalist trend made a comeback in the 19th century, with Delacroix distinguished himself in the representation of wild animals, especially tigers. Later on, symbolists such as Gauguin found in the painting of wild animals a way to express their own vision of reality by creating colourful and fantasized worlds. This paved the way for naive art, the most illustrious representative of which was Henri Rousseau, who used an illustrated book on wild animals found at the Galeries Lafayette to populate his paintings with exotic animals that invited escape.

Contemporary art also draws inspiration from the bestiary very regularly. One can think of National Geographic's famous photographs, now on display in museums all around the world. From a more experimental perspective, there is the example of Chinese artist Chang Lei, who had fun representing a wide variety of wildlife in her piece 'Animal Farm'. Jeff Koons, most famous for his Balloon Dogs,  also made the monkey his trademark. However, at a time when the issue of animal ethics is increasingly present, our relationship with animals is at the heart of moral concerns. Contemporary art is often criticised for its use of dead animals or for suspected abuse. Damien Hirst, in particular, created controversy by exhibiting sculptures presenting dead animals floating in blue formol.

But none of that on Artsper, where wildlife is celebrated, as you will be able to see in our selection!

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