Imagine your dog as the subject of a Baroque style painting. Finding it hard? San Francisco based artist David Imlay places the heads of dogs onto iconic Western portraits, complete with flamboyant poses and costume. Part parody, part commentary, these illustrations are a bizarre delight.
As humans, we have a tendency to anthropomorphize our dogs. We talk to them, assign them emotions based on their actions, and give them human characteristics that may or may not be based on scientific fact. And while they’ve been depicted engaging in distinctly human activities in the past (ahem, poker playing), this is something entirely different.
Text by L. Kimberly Leung
See more of David Imlay‘s portraits here.