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A Dog’s Guide to Art

Joy Fitzsimmons

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ISBN: 9781911622536

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 12 November 2020

Category: Art & Illustration

A light-hearted look at art through canine eyes.

Join dachshunds Ned and Henry for an energetic romp through the world of art, encountering famous paintings and sculptures from a four-legged perspective. Watch them lead their gang of hounds – including schnauzers, jack russells, greyhounds, border terriers and labradors – on an eventful trip through the gallery, taking in modernist masterpieces and much-loved Old Masters. On their way they encounter Whistler’s Mother, Picasso’s The Dream, Matisse’s The Fall of Icarus, Magritte’s Lab and a Dachshund Pollock – all culminating in a doggy version of Campbell’s Soup, Warhol’s Squirrel Soup for dogs!

Illustrator Joy FitzSimmons shows us beloved works of art playfully re-imagined by man’s best friend. From Rousseau to Riley, Hokusai to Hockney, this canine homage takes us across the globe from Tate to the Prado to MoMA, to the British Museum and beyond.

ABOUT THE Author

After studying Illustration & Graphics at Liverpool Art School in the early 1970s, Joy Fitzsimmons came to London and followed a freelance career in publishing working as a book designer and illustrator for 25 years. Since gaining two Dachshunds, she formed London Pooch, a design company producing cards, prints and gifts. Joy’s designs have been bought by the British museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Baltic Mill, Fortnum & Mason and Liberty.

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