Animal in art
The image of animals in art has been around from the beginning, ever since man began to draw, to paint. We don’t know exactly when that was. On the other hand, we know of places like Lascaux, where you can admire drawings on the rock walls in a huge cave. Drawings of man and animals. Animals are a gift to humans. Without animals, we would not have survived and we still need them very much. An animal is a separate entity. We cannot fully understand it. We can observe them, and learn the rules of the species. We can admire them. Animals are present in Jolanta Johnsson’s art because they are the object of her admiration. She does not strive for their realistic representation. The silhouettes of animals in her paintings are their symbols.