Symbolism 15.08.2010

Symbolism Sunday, Dogs

You’re getting an easy one this week. The great thing about some symbolism is that it’s often so simple to identify and thankfully, the dog is an easy one for us.

The dog symbolises ‘fidelity’, always standing and waiting for its master as a sign of loyalty and lasting love.

The image of the dog is most prevalent in Neoclassical pieces and sometimes across the 19th century, so if you see a dog like the one pictured, know that you’re viewing something rather special.