Sunday Dog: Dog

Dog - Niko Pirosmani

The essential dog, as painted by Niko Pirosmani (1862-1918), a Georgian primitivist painter. This brooding beast is a force of nature, towering above the castle on a cliff to his right. Pirosmani suggests the dog with only a few details, most explicitly the white of its chest and paws. A self-taught painter, he’s created something unique and powerful in this picture.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Dog: Dog

  1. Beautiful. Hard to conceive the dog is only suggested! It’s the most prominent thing I recognize, and immediately at that–maybe it’s somekind of rorshack effect…

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