Paintings of Cows and Cow Prints
A fair question would be "why are cow pictures so appealing", and why
are cows so popular as a subject for artists. Naturally there is no single
answer to such questions but perhaps the growing demand for cow paintings and cow
prints relates to something deep in our psyche - they were, after all, one of the
earliest domesticated animals. The characters of cows, for those who have the opportunity
to observe and study these gentle giants, reveal an unexpected complexity and depth:
they are at the same time large and powerful, yet docile creatures.
Cows quietly inhabit our countryside serenely going about their own business and at the same
time producing a product that has been recognised for millennia as a valuable source
of nourishment for humans. They are an enigma - not easily understood and often
overlooked, but possessing a charm and character that is recognised and valued by
many. From earliest times our ancient ancestors were "painting" images of aurochs,
early ancestors of modern cows, on the walls and ceilings of caves. Whilst the precise
purpose of such images is still debated by archaeologists there is no denying the
beauty and skill of art work made some 30,000 years ago and which so exquisitely
captured the nature of the now extinct long-horned wild ox of Palaeolithic times.
A well recognised characteristic of art is that it encourages and enables a viewer
to see the world from a different perspective ... and so with cows?! Artists constantly
seek subjects that inspire; with their very individual personalities, characters
and moods cows are prime candidates. Cows also have enormous and beautiful eyes
which is a further attraction for both artists and viewer alike.
Thus cows pictures, whether it be paintings of cows or prints of cows, can reveal
its subject as so much more than "just" a source of food. In other words
there is another side of cows that artists seek to portray ... they to are complex
characters in much the same way as humans are.
A Cow Print
Each cow print is one of a Limited Edition of up to 75, taken from the original
oil painting by Moff. All cow prints come with a Certificate of Authenticity incorporating
a gold embossed seal and are printed at the fifiefofum gallery. Cow prints may be
purchased mounted or mounted and framed.
Cow Paintings in your Home
Whatever your decorative needs cow paintings add a unique and interesting aspect
to the decor of a room, and provide a great topic of conversation! When friends
see the way cow images can be used to add personality and vibrancy in a home you
can keep in mind future opportunities for cow gifts to provide the answer when birthdays,
anniversaries and other occasions come around.