Animals in Art

Animals in art have been popular throughout history. Animals of all kinds have been subjects for artists from prehistoric times on. Animals might be offered as religious symbols. In Christian art, animal forms have at times occupied a place of importance. With the Renaissance, animals were nearly banished, except as an accessory to the human figure. Modern Christian art only revives symbols and decoration. Animals also appear as part of historical scenes, or in their natural habitats (as depicted by some of the great naturalists), or simply as pets or decoration. A variety of creatures – real and mythological – feature in heraldry.

The types of animals available on our site include birds, dogs, cats, horses, insects, snakes, reptiles and fish.

Whatever kinds of pictures of animals in art history you are looking for, we can provide a selection on poster, canvas print or giclee. A variety of sizes are available.

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  • Tubiporite Imbedded in Limestone by James Parkinson - Art Print

    Tubiporite Imbedded in Limestone by James Parkinson – Art Print

  • Snakes by Albertus Seba #3 - Art Print

    Snakes by Albertus Seba #3 – Art Print

  • Snakes from Siam with Heath by Albertus Seba - Art Print

    Snakes from Siam with Heath by Albertus Seba – Art Print

  • Bird Snake

    Bird Snake, Lizards, Agama by Albertus Seba – Art Print

  • Shall We Have a Dog Show? Yes. - Art Print

    Shall We Have a Dog Show? Yes. – Art Print

  • Fossil Sea Urchins by James Parkinson - Art Print

    Fossil Sea Urchins by James Parkinson – Art Print

  • Fossil Sea Urchins by James Parkinson #2 - Art Print

    Fossil Sea Urchins by James Parkinson #2 – Art Print

  • Sabella Shells By John Mawe - Art Print

    Sabella Shells By John Mawe – Art Print

  • Worm Shells By John Mawe - Art Print

    Worm Shells By John Mawe – Art Print

  • Tooth Shells By John Mawe - Art Print

    Tooth Shells By John Mawe – Art Print

  • Limpetshell By John Mawe - Art Print

    Limpetshell By John Mawe – Art Print

  • Abalone Shells By John Mawe - Art Print

    Abalone Shells By John Mawe – Art Print

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