Art & Anthropomorphism

Painting, Animal podcast, Gevorg Sinanyan

Animal podcast

Gevorg Sinanyan

Painting - 44.9 x 52.4 x 0.8 inch


Print, Degas, Markus Pierson


Markus Pierson

Print - 28 x 24 x 2 inch


Painting, Untitled (Royal Officer 2), Prince Obasi

Untitled (Royal Officer 2)

Prince Obasi

Painting - 36 x 24 x 1 inch


Print, Dave Mattheus & Tim Reynolds, Alan Berry Rhys

Dave Mattheus & Tim Reynolds

Alan Berry Rhys

Print - 24.4 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch


Print, Sans titre, Cécile Gambini

Sans titre

Cécile Gambini

Print - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch


Sculpture, Tororeador, Perrotte



Sculpture - 51.6 x 17.7 x 17.7 inch


Painting, Monsieur Flamant, Golnaz Afraz

Monsieur Flamant

Golnaz Afraz

Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch


Print, When Mrs. Jenkins saw how good Jimmy could do it, she picked him as the judge for Miss Dog America, Donald Roller Wilson

When Mrs. Jenkins saw how good Jimmy could do it, she picked him as the judge for Miss Dog America

Donald Roller Wilson

Print - 30 x 20.25 inch


Print, Pour Feliciter, Marian Bocianowski

Pour Feliciter

Marian Bocianowski

Print - 3 x 3.7 inch


Fine Art Drawings, La plume d'Eros, Hugues Gillet

La plume d'Eros

Hugues Gillet

Fine Art Drawings - 18.5 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Print, Sans titre, Karine Rougier

Sans titre

Karine Rougier

Print - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Sculpture, Boss Tiger, Yaniv Edery

Boss Tiger

Yaniv Edery

Sculpture - 27.6 x 27.6 x 23.6 inch


Sculpture, Awakening, Gediminas Endriekus


Gediminas Endriekus

Sculpture - 11 x 2.8 x 3.7 inch


Print, Transhumans 2, Enki Bilal

Transhumans 2

Enki Bilal

Print - 29.9 x 22 inch


Print, The masked life, La Robotte

The masked life

La Robotte

Print - 15.7 x 11.8 inch


Painting, Cat woman on green, Marian Williams

Cat woman on green

Marian Williams

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Painting, Ladybirds, Dominik Jasinski


Dominik Jasinski

Painting - 31.5 x 27.6 x 1 inch


Painting, Douce Vierge, Mehdi Mirbagheri

Douce Vierge

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Painting - 47.2 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch


Print, L'Homme-Oiseau, Enrique Marin


Enrique Marin

Print - 29.9 x 36.2 inch


Sculpture, Love Louve Camille (gauche, droite), Jean-Robert Drouillard

Love Louve Camille (gauche, droite)

Jean-Robert Drouillard

Sculpture - 13.4 x 3 x 3.5 inch


Painting, Curiosités Bird 02, Karenina Fabrizzi

Curiosités Bird 02

Karenina Fabrizzi

Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Print, Papa Poule, Mister Pee

Papa Poule

Mister Pee

Print - 18.5 x 14.6 inch


Fine Art Drawings, Drôle d'oiseau, Pascal Marlin

Drôle d'oiseau

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.5 x 0 inch


Fine Art Drawings, N°1406, Georges Saulterre


Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Painting, La ronde des masques, Franck-Bernard Gaulier

La ronde des masques

Franck-Bernard Gaulier

Painting - 11 x 31.9 x 0.1 inch


Sculpture, N°1508 Marguerite, Georges Saulterre

N°1508 Marguerite

Georges Saulterre

Sculpture - 33.5 x 11 x 3.1 inch


Art & Anthropomorphism

Of Greek origin, the term anthropomorphism is composed of the words "human being" and "form". In simple terms, anthropomorphism occurs when the characteristics of human beings are attributed to objects or creatures that are not human, such as gods, animals, phenomena or even ideas.

Anthropomorphism is already found in Egyptian art where natural phenomena, the cosmos, places as well as abstract concepts were early depicted as human-looking deities. The style continues to appeal to artists throughout the ages. For example, the master of surrealism, Salvador Dali, depicts in "The Anthropomorphic Cabinet" a woman whose chest is composed of open drawers, a symbolic representation of memory. 

Anthropomorphism is also used in literature and in the visual arts. Indeed, writers, such as Lewis Carroll and the rabbit of Alice in Wonderland or Jean de la Fontaine and his fables, are fond of it. In cinema and animation films, Walt Disney, who transforms into a living being any object of our daily life and humanizes the pet or wild animal, is an outstanding anthropomorphist. 

Our friends the animals are the favorite subject of anthropomorphs, whose purpose is generally to express a vision or a characteristic of the human race or society. Loved or feared, animal species have always fascinated man.  They remind us that our behavior is not so far from that of our fellow chimpanzees and that, strangely, some animals are sometimes much more human than we are. Man has always played on these similarities to express, in another way, his deepest instincts.  

But what about contemporary painters and photographers? Artsper has selected for you some works that will make you look at your dog with a different eye! 

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