Dogs d’Arte 2024 Wall Calendar

Celebrate great canine personalities captured in masterpieces that reveal their stories: from Austin whose likeness seems unmistakably connected to Napoleon’s portrait by David; Holly, surely inspired by Anna of Habsburg painted by Rubens; or Mickey the Great, whose link to Nattier’s painting of Russia’s czar is unquestionable. Every month is an artfully tossed
ball for dog lovers, and the critics give it four barks!

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Paintings featured in the 2024 edition include:
≈ Abby (painting after La Velata by Raphael)
≈ Austin (painting after The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries by David)
≈ Feather Van Dyke (painting after Portrait of a Lady by van Dyck)
≈ Gonzo (painting after An Old Man in Military Costume by Rembrandt)
≈ Hawk (painting after Phillip II by Titian)
≈ Holly (painting after Anna of Habsburg, Queen of France by Rubens)
≈ Mickey the Great (painting after Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia by Nattier)
≈ Miss Sydney (painting after Portrait of Madame Antonia de Vauçay by Ingres)
≈ Sheltie with Lute (painting after Portrait of Anne Ford by Gainsborough)
≈ Sherman (painting after Portrait of an Old Man in Red by Rembrandt)
≈ Picasso (painting after Federigo da Montefeltro by della Francesca)

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2023

9781631144905 TM24-4905

A Note from the Artist
Throughout my life, animals and art have been my main interests. At college I needed to make a choice and flipped back and forth between biology and art, but finally graduated with a BFA in painting from Florida State University.

My professional life really started when I married another artist, and we worked together on different sorts of projects, from museum exhibits to bronze sculpture, and theatrical scenic painting. In my spare time, I still liked to paint animals but had a hiccup when I became sensitive to solvents and had to walk away from oil paints, so it became a challenge to master acrylics.

I taught myself by copying old masters, working hard to use their techniques, but with new works. The animal component was honoring several pets. I loved these! I’m still learning from each artist that provides inspiration. So many masters! So little time!
—Melinda Copper

© 2023 Melinda Copper

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 14 × 11 × .25 in