The Hunt

The many similarities behind centuries of man's hunt of wild animals portrayed in art.

The topic I have chosen in this gallery is the Composition of art about hunting.
In this Piece of art, the bear is in the lower right side just the same as the previous painting of the Bear hunt.
In these Mosaics portraying a boar hunt, the Boar is again placed in an almost cornered and lesser position.
The pattern so far in most art portraying, the hunter is appropriately put in a power position while placing the prey in the lower right.
This sarcophagus is another example of my topic. The boar is in the lower right.
The artwork with this similar aspect, span from the time of classical art, Renaisance art, and even the mid 18th century.
These pieces of art also range from countries all over the world. This Byzantine carving shows the very same theme of power to the hunter on the upper left.
This Vessel intrigues me because it shows the hunt while instead of the hunter on the upper left, it shows a reverse imagery with the hunter in the lower left, until the vessel is tilted over.
This Russian painting follows the exact same theme that I am trying to prove. While the prey is actually defending itself
This may be the aftermath of a hunt, however the lion is yet again put below the hunter on the right.
This early byzantine mosaic shows two different aspects of the hunt, the first one portrays a human hunting a lion on horseback, while the image below that shows a dog on the upper left hunting deer.
This tiger hunt, once again proves my point that the upper left seems to represent the hunter's power over prey.
This portrayal of the Maharaja's elephant hunt has an entire eco-system shown in the painting, capturing perfect movement of the elephants. The painting also shows the pattern of power in the upper left
Ostrich Hunting is a dangerous hunt and this painting displays why perfectly, the hunter on his horse is overpowering the ostrich who happens to be above the man on the ground.
Even in mythological artwork, this idea of power on the upper left is shown by this centaur hunting a goat.
The painting on this tray is so intricate in its design. Even here the huntress is on the left hand side of the prey.
Though there is one hunter on the right of the now dead fox, the other hunter on his horse is on the upper left.
Even in this Medieval manuscript, the picture depicts the same theme with the hunter on the left.
This painting made in 1890, holds the same composition as the rest of the artwork in this gallery because again, the hunters are on the upper left portion of the picture while the deer are on the lower right.
This ancient Aboriginal rock painting, the hunter moves from left to right towards the turtle.
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