Here are contemporary sheep art and famous shepherd paintings by top artists. The great master to make sheep oil painting is Julien Dupre
. As livestock, sheep are most often associated with pastoral, Arcadian imagery; so rural landscapes is always be the background of sheep paintings. Sheep figure in many mythologies—such as the Golden Fleece—and major religions, especially the Abrahamic traditions. Followers of Christianity are collectively often referred to as a flock, with Christ as the Good Shepherd
, this is a popular subject in Shepherd oil paintings.
The first thing that people think about when they hear the words shepherd paintings is sheep. Although this is usually correct, a vast number of oil paintings have been created both with and without a flock of sheep present. In some paintings like The Hireling Shepherd, the flock serves more as background to the actual love interest of the Shepherd. Shepherd paintings gained some notable acclaim through several artists like William Holman Hunt, who used sheep as a way to enhance his stories. There are of course some painters that use shepherd oil paintings as more of a biblical story telling point, and have had major success in doing so. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.