Loyalty, status, and worldview: The dog as an artistic symbol
Why dogs have been a very important and noticeable part of our visual history for so long a time.
The tree as a symbol in art
The most explicit symbol of growth, seasonal death and revival is a tree, which has always meant more than a part of a landscape. Since early times it has become part and parcel of folklore and nowadays a tree for some ethnic groups is a totem, a mystical remote ancestor of a tribe. Sacred trees had a magic power innate in their nature. One could assume that some of this magic is inherited by…