In the ultimate artistic multitasking, dog is best friend, subject and muse.

Femme Au Chien, Pablo Picasso (1962)
As does a painting of a French Poodle by Gustave Caillebotte
Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Guardians, companions, zodiac animal—canines are a constant in Japanese culture.
Delightful book of canine portraits
It appears in opera exhibition in New York
Still popular 365 days after the opening
Photographer Christian Vieler’s unexpected images of dog delight
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Masterful artist self-portraits with canine muses.