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The Woman with the Dog
© DACS 2015

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The Woman with the Dog 1975

On Display Modern Two

  • Artist Rooms
Some of Beuys's drawings can be difficult to decipher. Despite the title, neither a human figure nor an animal is immediately apparent here, although the dark shapes in the top drawing are reminiscent of a dog's head. The two rows of drawings beneath appear to show a landscape, and their arrangement resembles a comic strip, as if a story is being told through the sequence. Beuys's drawings often featured the animals he loved. He felt that animals retained a natural instinct and closeness to nature that humans have lost.


  • Acc. No. AR00127
  • Medium Graphite, oil paint and metal on paper and card
  • Size 25.40 x 26.40 cm; support (lower, each): 25.40 x 26.00 mm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008