Months ago a friend sent me a link to Picasso's simple portrait of his dog 'Lump' entitled Le Chien or The Dog knowing that I love Dachshunds. I had often considered ordering a poster copy of Le Chien as it was just so simple, modern and adorable.
This picture (obviously of a wiener dog) prompted to me do a little bit of research on Picasso. I was familiar with his Blue Period and Cubism but not his love of his little Dachshund. As it turns out, American photojournalist and author David Douglas Duncan published a book about Picasso's relationship with 'Lump' entitled Picasso and Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey.
Today I decided to create my own version of Picasso's Le Chien:
I am no Picasso, but I think it is pretty cute and worthy of display in my bedroom. Next time, I think I will try The Owl.