Dogs Playing Poker: The History Behind the Classic

You may not even be conscious of it, but when someone says “Dogs Playing Poker,” you have a distinct image in your mind. You’ve seen dogs playing poker somewhere… you know you have.

Almost everyone has. Whether it was in the basement of your best friend from high school, or alongside the ping pong table in that one apartment building, the strangely famous painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge has mysterious mass appeal, and a permanent place in the hearts and minds of almost all living pre-millennials.

Dogs Playing Poker is an iconic centerpiece of wood-paneled dens everywhere, so it’s time you know the history… and some little-known facts… behind the clever canine masterpiece… or masterpieces.

Butterfly Art Releases the Magic of Flight

 

Butterfly art has been a popular choice for bedroom and sunroom decor as long as decorators have been decorating. The colorful, delicate wings of the butterfly are the perfect symbol of fragile hope. The bright movement of wings also ushers in the magic of flight.

Whether in prints, photographs, or even paintings, butterfly art is a popular choice. This may be because it fits well with a variety of room themes and color schemes. Butterfly art is also always changing! Artists frequently come up with more creative ways to put the stunning insect on display.

Canvas Art Prints Done Your Way!

FramedArt.com offers a marvelous variety of canvas art prints, with an inventory that has something for everyone, every room, and every style. Unlike many of our competitors, which rely exclusively on digital archives, we offer both digital and conventional art prints on canvas. Our warehouse here in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey is massive. It contains thousands upon thousands of stretched canvas prints that are not available anywhere else. We also have reproductions of artwork from many artists displayed in the National Gallery of Art.

Thanksgiving Artwork for Every Decor

Thoughtfully chosen framed Thanksgiving art is a treasured family heirloom. Changing the artwork in your home with the seasons is a splendid way to welcome the holiday season. First and foremost, FramedArt.com makes it affordable, fast and fun. From traditional landscapes through whimsical PumpkinsTurkeys, Pilgrims, and Cornucopias, you’ll find plenty of choices for any decor. We don’t believe in one size fits all! Our online configurator makes it easy to select the perfect mat and frame combination for your Thanksgiving artwork.

Traditional Thanksgiving Art - Cornucopia by David Galchutt

Dining Room Wall Art Inspired by Art’s Unsolved Mysteries

In the spirit of Halloween, we invite you to gather around to listen to three tales of mystery inspired by art’s unsolved mysteries, which can, in turn, encourage your dining room art selections. While dining room wall art isn’t usually a topic that you lean forward to discuss in hushed voices, it could be. 

The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, c.1888 by Vincent Van Gogh

The dining room has always been a slightly fancier, more formal, sometimes forbidden room reserved for special occasions and unique and decorative wall art. If you’re looking to create an exciting, edgy vibe that piques the interest of your guests, read these mysterious stories of artistic wonder, and let your imagination be your decorative guide.

Cult Movie Posters Pay Tribute to Hollywood Gems

Everyone has a favorite movie, whether it’s a big-budget blockbuster or a little-known gem. In today’s post, we shine the spotlight on niche motion pictures that have stood the test of time. Break out the popcorn! You’ll find the most popular cult films in our Cult Movie Posters category, of course, along with oodles of obscure B-movies. The archives include many vintage horror movie posters like this Boris Karloff Mummy movie poster, which is similar to an original poster that’s headed to a Sotheby’s auction, with a rather lofty target price of $1.5 million.

Vintage Horror Movie Poster - The Mummy starring Boris Karloff