February 10, 2012, on page C27 of the New York edition with the headline: Sit. Stay. Good Art..

“Howling Canine,” from the fifth or sixth century, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


 Courbet’s “Hunting Dogs With Dead Hare” (1857), at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

demonstrates the thin line between dogs as pets and as wild animals.

“Dogs on Deck Chairs”

By Carol Sexy

About the Artwork

Endearing dogs enjoy a human pastime in Carol Saxe’s whimsical “Dogs on Deck Chairs.” Saxe, who has been painting representational works for more than 30 years, creates many charming dog artworks inspired by local canines, as well as images of cats, coastlines and architecture. Using layers of paint to create a luminous surface, along with abstract patterns of shadow and light, Saxe’s style of interpretive realism encourages viewers to scan her works and make new discoveries along the way. She is currently working on a book filled with her delightful dogs called “The Dog Lover’s Guide to the Good Life.”

Tells: The Fine Art of Losing at Poker

Painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge

“Doggy Family”

“Der Herr Baron”
Some examples of dogs in famous art.

By Jean Batzell Fitzgerald

Haydee with Her Puppy 
The Three Jolly Kittens” from Currier & Ives circa 1871 (US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division,
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“Young Girl with Cat” by Georg Teibler (1854-1911)