Zoo Portrait : Zazu, the Maltese dog
About Zazu, the Maltese dog:
The Maltese breed originated in the central Mediterranean region and is directly linked to Malta and the Mljet islands. This breed was used in the past to catch and exterminate rodents that made their way onto boats in seaports.
In the Middle Ages, they started being considered a prized pet by the upper classes, as their body heat was believed to have healing power and provide pain relief. Now they can be found all over the world, as domestic pets.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This artwork is:
Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper
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