Animals depicted on canvas have always been a subject loved by many in the same way portrayals of people are loved. It is no coincidence, as, actually, the first subject matter for artistic expressions were animals drawn on the rocks by pal eolith people. It is important that an image of an animal can be used allegorically to represent certain human’s treats of character, behavior, vices and virtues, thus reflecting the painter’s attitude to society. Moreover, the nature is very diverse, which makes it an inexhaustible supply for inspiration. The variety of colours of exotic birds’ feathers and the light wings of butterflies amaze, but catching such beauty can turn out to be a real challenge, as animals will not pose. This is why painters have to study anatomy profoundly, spend a lot of time watching the animals, their habits, moves and peculiarities of character. Accurate sketches of animals have been very important to scientists before the introduction of photography, and today the genre aspires more at the translation of certain metaphors connected with this or that animal, its beauty and uniqueness. In ArtRussia Gallery you can always buy animals paintings in oil and water-colours, sculptures made of bronze and wood, pictures of birds and beasts.