DogVinci, the Dog Who Paints

Here at WU we've considered the art of a number of non-human species, including rats, otters, and horses. But not yet dogs. So it seems appropriate to give a nod to Dagger II (aka DogVinci) who's been making headlines lately as a canine artist. You can see some of his work at his Facebook page.

The only other canine artist I'm aware of is Alexis Boyar, who rose to fame back in 1974. I've got an article about Boyar over at the Museum of Hoaxes — the hoax being that Boyar won a prize in an art competition, having failed to disclose on the entry form that he was a dog.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 21, 2016
     Category: Animals | Art

Is his art worse than his bite ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/21/16 at 05:35 PM
He looks like a black lab, they are very smart dogs. I thought dogs were color blind though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/21/16 at 08:42 PM
Tisk, tisk, Patty! An artist looks past the colors into the heart and soul of the work but, of course, one needs a PhD to understand that and that's why they hoi polloi don't understand why really important pieces go for millions while the stuff they (the unwashed masses) like is considered banal.

BTW & seriously, I did find some truly great piece of art (by a Timothy Schmalz) while in Dublin. Homeless Jesus
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/22/16 at 02:34 AM
I think you are kinda right, Patty; I think they have much less color vision than we do. They trade off for their much better night vision. I suspect that mommie has been helping dogVinci a lot more than the website would have us believe.
Posted by Virtual on 03/23/16 at 12:48 AM
@Patty - They smell the colors.

Dog needs to diversify his portfolio if he wants to be taken seriously. Spring paintings are timely for the season, but I'd like to see the darkness of winter borne from his soul.
Posted by GFinKS on 03/23/16 at 09:49 AM
BD's dog would do happy winter pictures, she loooooves the snow! I have never seen a dog play in the snow as exuberantly as she does. She's a big sweetheart and very pretty too.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/16 at 11:49 AM
Patty: I dunno. I love dogs as much as the next bloke (testament being that, as a single guy, I don't have one because it would mean leaving it alone for hours) but IYAM dogs are more into performance arts than visual ones.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/26/16 at 12:57 PM
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