Gleb Garanin is an acclaimed and celebrated Russian Artist. From most of his wonderful paintings, it is safe to categorize Garanin as a Cynophilist or a Dog lover. His painting “Setter and Pointer” is not exclusive of his dog influenced paintings.
Furthermore, the painting depicts two kinds of dog breeds. The Setters and the Pointers. Likewise, as the name of the painting expresses, these dogs are hunter’s assistance in search of game. Moreover, dogs are generally good and loyal companion for man. In fact, they are a perfect symbolism for unconditional love, fidelity and strong faith.
In addition, Garanin painted these wonderful creatures active in the field with the pointer looking forward and the setter looking upward. And as such, a major idea runs through the mind of the viewer after a glance of this artwork. That is, TEAMWORK.
Also, most artists would have depicted this idea with different hands holding each other or working men on site. But Garanin has wonderfully distinguished his artwork from common illustrations and has brilliantly and perfectly accomplished this idea using the Setter and the Pointer.
Lastly, the painting as well captures the beauty of nature during the sunset when hunters often go out for hunting. The open space looks perfectly presented and the reflective pond in the field makes it real and it makes the whole piece fascinating, colorful and gorgeous.