Offering Artistics curated animal photographs
“Photography is a brief complicity between foresight and luck” wrote the English philosopher John Stuart Mill. Photography has entered the realm of art becoming the only artistic process to portray the world without requiring a human hand. To take a good photograph, be it a photograph of a landscape or a portrait, is to capture a fleeting reality of the world. It is an exercise subject to chance, especially with animal photography as an animal is difficult to control, even a tame one.
Animal photography comes directly from the traditional artistic representation of animals. From an anthropological point of view, rock art can be considered as the first form of animal art, the first humans subconsciously felt the need to show their compassionate side by drawing animals. Animal art had a basic significance in the creating a true human identity, moving away from its animalistic, biological origins. Animal photography is a part of the process of being human. Catching an animal’s spirit, a spirit that in a negative way allows man to claim himself as man, that is animal photography.
Artistics and animal photography
Artistics the online art gallery presents selected artists who have taken on the theme of animal photography in different ways. Amongst the gallery’s fifty artists, you will find fine art photographs honoring animals and our relationship with them. Artistics selects new or established international artists, who share technical mastery and originality in their artwork. Painting, sculpture and photography are the mediums chosen for them to question the relationships between man and animals.
Animal photography offers numerous possibilities for artists and contemporary art lovers. Nature is full of surprising animals that leave an impression. Whatever the artist’s style (photographing animals in their natural environment as a documentary or a staged shot for a more aesthetic perspective), animal photography is challenging.
Discover our animal photography
Since 2010, the American photographer Brad Wilson has dedicated his artistic work to create a menagerie of over a hundred species of animals. His exquisitely detailed photographs offer a compelling feeling of intimacy and proximity seldom experienced. He intentionally removes all barriers and distractions so the animals depicted move vividly forward out of a deep black background to thoroughly reveal themselves and to challenge our notion of what it means to be human.The depth of the almost human like gaze suggests the extent of similarities between animals and men.
Learn more about our artwork catalogue
Come and discover the animal photography artworks available on Artistics by visiting our online photography gallery. If one of them interests you, place an order directly on the Artistics website, or contact us via our Live Chat service or by phone: +33 1 4028 9228. Your photographic print will be delivered as soon as possible, along with its certificate of authenticity.
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