This very good doggo is also a sophisticated art critic
Ella Fitzgerald is not only artist Julia Powell’s companion, but she’s also the artist’s toughest critic.
With her discerning eye, golden retriever Ella has been caught staring at various pieces of landscape artwork three days in a row — which is quite rare, according to Powell. The artist even gave Ella some glasses to inspect the work more carefully.
Powell has some theories as to why her dog can’t look away. One is that the pooch is drawn to the blues and greens of her water scene oil paintings. She said she tested out showing the dog orange and red paintings, like one of birch trees, and the canine didn’t have much interest.
Another is that Ella enjoys the smells of the canvases. So this has nothing to do with the visuals.
The third — and definitely the most likely theory — is that Ella is a genius art critic and she’s seeing something that the human eye can’t even comprehend.
Ella Fitzgerald: golden retriever and fancy-pants art critic.