July 25, 2008

Blog love: dogs in art

James Buddenhagen and his wife Esther Buddenhagen live in the Mexican state of Veracruz. They are talented writers, photographers, and miracle workers. Here's proof: Giaco before —


Giaco now:


How about that?! I rest my case.

James loves art [no surprise there], and posts lots of interesting and wonderful art and design on his blog. Check out the candid shot of Frida Kahlo from this post:


James is dad of Rita, who created a blog of her own and, after a heart-to-heart with James, took over the dog art blogging. Only reasonable, since the topic is near and dear to Rita's heart [/humanization]. Here is Rita's blog, filled with a terrific selection of dogs in art. I wish I could write as well as Rita.

Thanks to Rita and James, I discovered Dog Art Today.
"Dog Art Today is devoted to daily dog art from around the world. Features include contemporary dog art, the history of dogs in art, dog art auctions, books, posters, fashion and decor. It's the perfect place to find an artist to paint, sculpt or photograph your pet. And there are lots of great gift ideas for the dog-lover in your life."
Ye Gods, the books alone...! Hello, foreclosure...

Last, but not least: over at Today's Arthur there are sheep. Sheep! [Let's not talk right now about the depressing sheep ailment that is CL, kthnx.]

This past June, Arthur's Dogsitter posted about some "real deal," terrific, professional photographers who specialize in pet portraits. [Just ignore Dogsitter when she disses her own work. She's a wonderful photographer, and I love her blog.]

Lots o' cool links: enjoy.

1 comment:

Moira said...

Very cool blog!
Thanks for the post about Dog Art Today. You and your readers might also be interested in my new film "Dogs in Art" that looks at 5,000 years of dogs in art in a 3 minute morphing video. You can view it here...

http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2008/06/dogs-in-art-a-new-film-by-moira-mclaughlin.html