Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tigers in art

(The one on the top is telling the one on the bottom he's adopted.)

I have a fascination with tigers in art for some reason. Some of my favorite depictions are in Korean art...the have a wonderful sort of demented cartoon quality tempering their fierceness, and the tiger is a central figure in Korean folklore and therefore a common theme in artworks.

See what I'm sayin'? I dig those googly eyes.

This is not a Korean tiger but is by artist Chris Conn- I thought it had similar qualities.

The Vigilant Tiger by Martin Hsu

Walton Ford's Tiger (Thanks Chris!)