Thursday, February 21, 2013

         The Wolf in Art


The Capitoline Wolf is a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.  It is an Etruscan work of the 5th century B.C.  Romans considered the animal to be sacred and the wolf was the symbol of Rome.

"Wolves on the Chase" by Jim Gartin

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"Tiqin 'a Ztan" by Olivia Schemanski
"Wolf Pack Hunting" by Danchurova Tatyana
"Wolf Hunt" by Gerard Rysbrack, middle to late eighteenth century
Tapestry depicting a Florentine wolf hunt, 14th century
"Buffalo Hunt" by George Catlin, 1832
"Wolf" by Nicola Beattie
"Wolves Attacking a Sleigh" by Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski, 1890
"Romulus and Remus" by Peter Paul Rubens, 1614
 "Auroch attacked by Wolves" by Heinrich Harder, 1920

Norse god Odin often portrayed with his wolves Geri and Freki along with his ravens Huggin and Munin

"Five Wolves" by Jim Eppler
"Wolf" by Jim Eppler
"Hunting the Wolf" by Nikolai Sverchkov, 1873
"Wolf and Fox Hunt" by Peter Paul Rubens, 1615
"Roping a Wolf" by Charles Marion Russel, 1905
"On The Move" by Dan D'Amico
"A Family Affair" by Alan M. Hunt
 "Romulus and Remus suckled by the she-wolf" by Giuseppe Cesari, 16th century
"Snow Journey" by Rieke Blendermann
"Wolf Pack" by Clifford Frederick Dupill
"The Wolf Charmer" by John La Farge & Henry Marsh, 1867
"Winter Hunt" by Richard De Wolfe
"Wolf Hunt" by Juliusz Kossak, 1883
"Roman Emperor Trajan carrying a Wolf" by Vasile Gorduz
The Fonte Gaia in Siena, Italy was created in 1419 by Jacopo della Quercia
"Prince Ivan on the Grey Wolf" by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1889
"The Wolf" by Alfred von Kowalski Wierusz
"She-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus", 16th century
"Troika and Wolves" by Leon Waczinski, 1992
"Wolves" by Giuseppe Rumerio

"The Dancing Wolves" by Robert Bissell

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