Chihuahua Art

Chihuahua art describes artwork that features these miniscule canines either as a main subject or as an addition to other subjects. Chihuahua art is not only a popular category of dog art but also one of the most traditional subjects of canine fine art before the modern art movement.

Chihuahuas are not only the smallest dog breed, but also have the oldest tradition of canines being depicted in artwork. Although no one is entirely sure of their origin, records of chihuahua art date back to the year 300 BC, where pots depicting chihuahuas and containing canine remains were found in Toltec tombs in certain areas of Mexico. This ancient breed was imported to Spain by conquistadors and was immediately favored by the Spanish nobility. Since then, chihuahuas have enjoyed popularity among audiences and artists alike.
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Chihuahua I
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
8" x 10"
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Chihuahua II
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
8" x 10"
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Chihuahua I
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
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Cody
Aziz Kadmiri
Fine-Art Print
26" x 26"
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Chihuahua II
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
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Chihuahua Shape
James W. Johnson
Fine-Art Print
20" x 18"
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Big Dawgs
Jody Whitsell
Fine-Art Print
30" x 32"
$41.99
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Double Chihuahua
Ryan Fowler
Fine-Art Print
16" x 24"
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Pop Chihuahua
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
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Chihuahua (black and tan)
John W. Golden
Fine-Art Print
11" x 14"
$15.99
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Huh?
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
27" x 35"
$85.99
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Chihuahua Silhouette
Nancy Shumaker
Fine-Art Print
13" x 10"
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Sweet Chihuahua
Jon Bertelli
Fine-Art Print
18" x 20"
$24.99
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Chair Comfy
John Silver
Fine-Art Print
20" x 15"
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Bruiser the Chihuahua
Beth Thomas
Fine-Art Print
13" x 10"
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Cherry
Aron Gadd
Fine-Art Print
20" x 20"
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Good Dogs Chihuahua Bright
Moira Hershey
Fine-Art Print
12" x 12"
$31.99
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Dog Series #3
J Hovenstine Studios
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
$44.99
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Chihuahua (tan)
John W. Golden
Fine-Art Print
11" x 14"
$15.99
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Enlightened Chihuahua
Unknown
Fine-Art Print
14" x 14"
$34.99
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Chihuahua 4X
Dean Russo
Fine-Art Print
16" x 20"
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Paper Trained VI
Karen Dupre
Fine-Art Print
17" x 19"
$34.99
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Chihuahua Bella
Robert McClintock
Fine-Art Print
13" x 19"
$19.99
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Chihuahua Chi 3
Heather Galler
Fine-Art Print
20" x 16"
$43.99
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Traditional Spanish artists depicted images of Chihuahuas in their art. Sandro Botticelli even included one of these small dogs in his work on the Sistine Chapel, where a person in the crowd of 'Scenes from the Life of Moses' is seen holding one of the ancient dogs in his arms. Another famous traditional artist, Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio, chose to include one of these dogs in his famous 1510 painting 'Two Women/Two Courtesans' where the chihuahua immediately draws attention by staring out of the painting at the viewer.

Due to the commercialization of Chihuahuas through graffiti dog art and companies, chihuahua art is a popular subject among dog art enthusiasts, particularly among fans of small dog prints. Because of its popularity, chihuahua fine art has several different styles and pictorial formats available for consumers. This includes photographic media, pop art representations, and even vintage or whimsical styles. Chihuahua artworks vary from the surreal to the graphic and adorable, which means that regardless of style or art preference there's something appealing for lovers of small dog canvas art to enjoy in this category. Also the diversity among chihuahuas ensures that each modern specimen of this ancient breed is uniquely depicted.
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