So as a part of the #ArtHistoryProject I would like to present a discussion in respects to Anthro Art. Relating to history and its present.
A Peek In The Past
A lot of people ask me "How did you find Anthro Art?".
Well my first experience with Anthro art has always been with me. I never really knew what the 'term' of it was or that it even had a term (nor did I know about 'furries') until I was introduced to it way back in the day. *Goldenwolf's gallery was one of the first Anthro galleries I came across and I saw the term "Anthro" scattered about. It was a term used to describe certain pieces of her art. This is where I gained knowledge of it in the first. Furry art was a term I learned later on while I dove myself further into the community and I honestly didn't know about "furry art" until a few years ago! When I joined DeviantART 8 years ago my love and passion only grew. Like weeds I tell you! Those nasty kind that sprout up everywhere even if you nuke them! All kidding aside (; My horizons expanded and my knowledge even further.
This is why I have such a fondness for Art and History. To discover its roots and to watch it grow throughout. Knowledge is power. Through communication and discussion can enlighten. This is the power of community. Being able to share our love and our passion with millions upon millions of people!
So I would like to pose a question to the rest of the community. Feel free to discuss!
Anthro Art - How does it empower you?
Throughout history, why do you think it has been one of the more popular forms of art? How do you think the world would be without it? What type of anthro art do you think would arise from having no influence from Anthro artists all over? Would it still be around?
Where did you first see / learn about Anthro art?