247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210
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Remember your old history text book, on the first page there were those weird cave drawings. Itís humbling to think that those finger paintings on the cave wall were the beginning of art as we know it. And look what the precursors of modern street art drew: mammoths, wolves, bears, and wild things. Since the first cave artist dipped his or her fingers in berries to make that dark cavern a little brighter countless artists since then have been using animals as an inspiration. From Albrecht DŁrerís Young Hare to the rat stencils made by Banksy, animals have always been a major influence in art.
Animals are such an important subject because they have always been a part of our history. Napoleon would look a lot less glorious without his horse, Maregno, in the portrait Napoleon Crossing the Alps. They can symbolic; look at the countless European coats of arms that proudly display all manner of wild beasts. Animals are iconic; imagine the New York Public Library without its stone lion guardians that constantly stand watch. Animals donít think, they feel. Animals are pure passion, free, and wild. Animals are qualities of art embodied.
Come see how animals continue to influence art today. On November 7th come to the UAG and see our 1st Friday show, Where the Wild Things Are. Submissions for this show will need to be dropped off by October 19th. Drop by and see how far weíve come from painting on walls.