Dogs in Art: Can You Match the Puppy to the Painting?

Watson Adventures Dog Painting Close-UpIf there are two things on earth we love, it’s dogs and art. And wouldn’t you know it, famous painters have always loved combining the two. 

With that in mind, here’s a fun little match game for you. Below are six close-ups of dogs, and then the full paintings you can find them in. See if you can pair the close-up with the painting we borrowed it from. And don’t worry—this isn’t a stumper. It’s more of an excuse to look at beautiful paintings featuring man’s best friend.

 

The Close-Ups

These are six up-close details from six well-known paintings, which you’ll find down below. Can you match each close-up to its painting? 

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The Paintings

Click on the famous paintings below if you need a better look. 

A. Hercules & Omphale

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By Luigi Garzi

 

B. Butcher Shop

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By David Teniers the Younger

 

C. Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

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By Emanuel de Witte

 

D. Still Life with Three Puppies

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By Paul Gauguin

 

E. Bathsheba After the Bath

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By Jan Steen

 

F. Luncheon Party in a Park

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By Nicolas Lancret

 

The Answers

How’d you do? Probably aced it, but just in case, here are the answers: 1. D; 2. C; 3. F; 4. A; 5. B; and 6. E.

As always, you can see many of these paintings—and countless more—on one of our hundreds of fun museum scavenger hunts, available for the public and for private groups in museums all over the country. Learn more about events for the public or contact us about private or corporate team building scavenger hunts.