POLAR BEAR

Ruined Picnic by Gen Doy “The bears in Storck’s painting are shown ferociously defending themselves from attack, and as a danger to humans but human activity has been far more damaging to life and the environment than anything the polar bears have done over the...

stag

Dear Death by Victoria Jones “A Cherokee legend tells that the deer won its antlers against a cheating rabbit when the two raced to decide which animal of the forest was fastest. “ The Death of the Stag, 1867 by Gustave Courbet As an artist, art historian...

whale

‘Harpooning Sperm Whale’ by Athena Papadopoulos “Thinking more about the relationship of equivalence between whale and man, I think particularity about whales’ relationships whales have to one another, mirroring the ideal relationship between humans- one of...

Chimera

The Chimaera by Jack Alexandroff “…the Chimaera has come to mean something far more fundamental to our idea of identity.” Bellerophon and Chimera, central medallion of a Roman mosaic from Autun, Musée Rolin, 2nd to 3rd century AD  The Chimaera has...

boar

"The Calydonian Boar" by Alex Gushurst-Moore ” Immersed in the remnants of a classical world, Rubens would have encountered countless myths and legends in the ancient art and literature of Italy. By selecting this particular story for representation, the artist...