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Bull mastiff art
is popular among art lovers who enjoy large dog prints
for their home and personal collections. These large canines have captured the hearts of those interested in dog art
because of the confidence and gentility that these works of art have brought to the category of canine artwork
Bull mastiffs were originally bred to defend large estates from poachers and are still used as loving defenders of the home today, a quality which is widely represented in bull mastiff canvas art
. The name bull mastiff comes from the two breeds that this hybrid was developed from: the bulldog and the English mastiff. Breeders wanted a dog that was swift and able to cover long distances like the mastiff but wanted more of the aggressively protective nature that was seen in bulldogs. These qualities are seen in the confident and self-assured depictions that are seen throughout the large dog paintings
that depict these canines.
Most bull mastiff art prints
were developed during the modern art movement. However, traditional artists like Vero Shaw painted these stalwart canines as early as 1880, when bull mastiffs were first gaining popularity among the upper classes. Traditional dog art
featuring bull mastiffs generally dealt with their original calling and featured the large furry canines surrounded by English estates and rolling countryside, as seen in Shaw's work 'Mastiff'.
Modern animal artists
choose to focus on the diverse aspects of the bull mastiff personality. A fearless protector and curious companion, artists like Dean Russo use their bull mastiff pop art
to show the conflicting aspects of the bull mastiffs loving nature and the aggressive instincts that were bred into this canine. Other artists, such as surreal dog art
aficionado Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, choose to highlight the bull mastiff’s social and easygoing nature. This aspect can be seen in his dog artwork
, 'Dogs Playing Poker' which has become one of the most well-known and infamous examples of canine fine art
available to modern animal lovers and enthusiasts.