MELLER, Peter

Description

Dog Lover
Meller was a great observer of animal behavior, and made many images of dogs, some of which - like his images of lovers - amusingly capture the power dynamics in the relations between pets and their owners. He gathered most of these images into a volume, called Cynophilorum Deliciae (Delights for Dog Lovers), which he presented to his friend and colleague - and ardent dog-lover - Prof. Alfred Moir. This image, the last in the series, celebrates the obsessive nature of the mutual dependency involved but also its genuine warmth. - Lauren Karazija

Creator

Meller, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.060

Citation

Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7450.