24 Famous Paintings, Recreated by an Artist and Her Dog

Even the greatest works of art look even better with a nice Australian Shepherd

All photos: Eliza Reinhardt via Instagram

Finnegan “Finn” Reinhardt is a Texas-based Australian Shepherd dog who has spent the last year brilliantly recreating famous works of art with his best friend and roommate Eliza. Eliza’s keen artistic eye, sense of humor, and skills as a painter are a perfect complement to Finn’s years of practice at being an exceptionally good boy, and the pair have collaborated on dozens of magnificent artistic homages, using just materials they have at home to recreate various masterpieces.

Finn and Eliza’s earliest works are more literal, finding paintings of women and dogs to recreate, but as their journey has progressed they’ve found more and more creative ways to interpret different pieces, and it’s a joy to see their clever ideas come to life. You can keep up with their delightful recreations by following them on Instagram, and Eliza also has an Etsy shop with a book of their work. Here are a few of their most inspired creations.

Dirck Jacobsz, “Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen Painting a Portrait of his Wife,” 1550 (Toledo Museum)
Paul Klee, “Mask of Fear,” 1932 (Museum of Modern Art)
Anonymous, “Haarmensch, Petrus Gonsalvus,” 1580 (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)
Unknown artist, “The Unicorn Rests in a Garden,” 1495–1505 (Met Museum)
Barthes Bruyn the Younger, “Portrait of Chatrina, Aged 23 Years,” 1535 (MFA Houston)
Vladmir Lukich Borovikovsky, “Madame de Staël,” 1812 (Tretyakov Gallery)
Marc Chagall, “Paris through the Window,” 1913 (Guggenheim)
Norman Rockwell, “Triple Self-Portrait,” 1960 (Norman Rockwell Museum)
George Stubbs, “Mother and Child,” 1774 (Tate)
Michiel Sweerts, “Clothing the Naked,” 1661 (Met Museum)
Goncharova Nataliya Sergeyevna, “Two Spanish Women with a Dog,” between 1922–1928 (Tretyakov Gallery)
Unknown artist, “Portrait of an Unknown Man and a Dog,” unknown date (Stamford and Rutland Hospital)
Grant Wood, “American Gothic,” 1930 (Art Institute of Chicago)
Alfred Henry Maurer, “The Black Parasol (Gabrielle),” 1904 (Carnegie Museum of Art)
Giovanni Battista Moroni, “Gian Lodovico Madruzzo,” 1551/1552 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Eustache Le Sueur, “Meekness,” 1650 (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy, “Portrait of a Young Woman,” 1632 (Getty)
Jacques Louis David, “Portrait of Madame de Tangry and Her Daughters,” 1812 (The Louvre)
Arnold Böcklin, “Self-portrait with fiddling Death,” 1872 (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
Fra Filippo Lippi, “Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement,” 1441 (The Met)
Anonymous master, “Family Portrait,” 17th century (Erfgoed Brugge)
Theophile Steinlen, “Pierrot and the Cat,” 1889 (Musée de l’Orangerie)
Jacob Peter Gowy, “The Fall of Icarus,” 1635 (Museo Nacional del Prado)
Pierre Mignard, “Portrait of a Lady, said to be the Duchess of Aiguillon,” 1604–1675 (Harvard Art Museums)

For more from Finn and Eliza, be sure to follow them on Instagram.

Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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