When I hear the name Ella Fitzgerald, I don’t think of artwork per se. Unless we are talking about the art of using the human voice is an instrument… But that’s not what we’re talking about here. This Ella Fitzgerald, is a golden retriever, and it seems as though she is also an art critic. Apparently Ella likes to sit in front of paintings and really get into what the artist (her owner in the videos below) is trying to say. This level of art appreciation, will either start a trend of animal art critics, or make her owner, Julia Powell, famous. The closest I can get to this: having a cat who likes to run across our piano.
Art critic status may be helpful, but by no means necessary, to enjoy Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts with the Vernon Public Art Gallery, proudly supported by Local First, 1075 KISS-FM. Below you will find two instagram videos of Ella Fitzgerald the dog appreciating art, followed by a clip of Ella Fitzgerald the singer performing one of my personal favourites.
Okay guys – WHAT IS GOING ON! I have to post because this will never happen two days in a row again. Came outside to photograph this work in progress and my dog Ella Fitzgerald was staring at my painting. I have three theories. 1. Yesterday and today I used a lot of blue and green and maybe she is responding to those colors. 2. Both of the canvases (yesterday and today) are linen made by the same manufacturer – maybe they smell a certain way. 3. My dog is a genius and actually sees something here and is going to make me famous by writing about my work in a NYT bestselling art theory book she publishes one day. What do you guys think? Do you have another theory? #oilpainting #goldenretriever #modernart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporarypainting #abstractart #japanesegardens #landscapepainting #landscapelovers #creative #impressionism #fineart #painting #artcritic #goldenretrieversofinstagram #englishcreamgoldenretriever #wtfishappeninghere #funnyvideos #funnyface #hilarious #dogsarethebest
When you walk into your studio and your dog is just staring at your work and then she looks at you like you are the one who’s interrupting… My dog, Ella Fitzgerald, annoyed art critic. #oilpainting #impressionism #goldenretriever #art #artcritic #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporarypainting #modernart #abstractart #landscapepainting #studio #studioartist