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Carl Moore’s works add a sense of humour to traditional images of dogs. In The Dog Who Wanted to be a Leopard, a bulldog looks towards the viewer, with painted leopard spots dripping onto the floor and fake ears askew on his head. His gaze seems forlorn, almost ashamed. By transforming a dog into another animal, Moore highlights the ridiculousness of human attempts to transform themselves or assume un-natural roles.
His two “dripster” dog prints also explore identity. But this time, it is not the dog’s disguise that is dripping but it’s entire body. In Dalmatian Blue, an invisible force erodes the paint and the dog’s markings drip downwards until they are absorbed by the flat blue background.
The dog is a familiar image in contemporary art. It has been anthropomorphised, becoming a symbol that tells us more about humans than dogs. Paula Rego’s 1994 series, Dog Women sees women adopting the positions of dogs – snarling on all fours or howling on their knees. “In these pictures every woman's a dog woman, not downtrodden but powerful. To be bestial is good. It's physical,” said the Portuguese artist. “A dog learns people's ways and behaves like a person, just as people do. Women learn from those they are with; they are trained to do certain things, but they are also part animal. They have independence of body; independence of spirit and their tastes can be quite gross.”
The connection between humans and dogs is explored from a different angle in another Rego work, Dr Dog. Here, the surreal piece features a dog with a stethoscope conversing with a tall, nightmarish rabbit. This time the dog adopts human form, a method used by Rego to spotlight society’s expectations as unreal and unnecessary.