The fourth sign in the zodiac calendar, Cancer, is represented by the celestial crab, and those born under the sign (June 21–July 22) are the zodiac’s intuitive nurturers and empaths. This is the season of the feels.
Cancers can sometimes get swept in the emotional world, but also move through the shores of material life with ease. And though they may have something of a hard exterior, those born under this sign are the ultimate caregivers.
Cancers are homebodies, for whom daily routine and creature comforts are the highest forms of love. Because of their love of domestic life, Cancers are sure to want to fill their homes with artwork—particularly with works that draw them back to special memories. But their intense emotionality comes with moody, evening brooding periods, which means Cancers are also likely to respond to artworks others may find challenging or dark.
Famous artists who were Cancers include Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Marc Chagall. To celebrate the zodiac season, we’ve explored the Artnet Gallery Network to find artworks that celebrate the loving, moody, and sensual qualities that define this sign.
Jeanne Rosier SmithGoodnight MoonSusan Powell Fine ArtInquire for More Information
Jeanne Rosier Smith, Goodnight Moon. Courtesy of Susan Powell Fine Art.
Bambou GiliCaptain Vhd Vhd’s Wife (2020)Cassina ProjectsInquire for More Information
Bambou Gili, Captain Vhd Vhd’s Wife (2020). Courtesy of Cassina Projects.
Michael KennaMorning Bird Song (2002)Galerija FotografijaInquire for More Information
Michael Kenna, Morning Bird Song (2002). Courtesy of Galerija Fotografija.
David LaChapelleSister Moon (2019)Geuer & Geuer ARTInquire for More Information
David LaChapelle, Sister Moon (2019). Courtesy of Geuer & Geuer ART.
Elodie AntoineLa crise d’appendicite (2014)AEROPLASTICS ContemporaryInquire for More Information
Elodie Antoine, La crise d’appendicite (2014). Courtesy of AEROPLASTICS Contemporary.
Christopher TannerDragon Moon (2008)Atrium GalleryInquire for More Information
Christopher Tanner, Dragon Moon (2008). Courtesy of Atrium Gallery.
Clive BarkerCrab and Three Oysters (2006)Whitford Fine ArtInquire for More Information
Clive Barker, Crab and Three Oysters (2006). Courtesy Whitford Fine Art.
Ken PriceCrabcup Miniature (1973)Bernard Jacobson GalleryInquire for More Information
Ken Price, Crabcup Miniature (from eighteen small prints) (1973). Courtesy of Bernard Jacobson Gallery.
Robert PruittCry Baby (2020)Courtesy of Salon 94Inquire for More Information
Robert Pruitt, Cry Baby (2020). Courtesy of Salon 94.
Gunter H. KorusKarkinosTilting At Windmills GalleryInquire for More Information
Gunter H. Korus, Karkinos. Courtesy of Tilting At Windmills Gallery.
Zhang ZhanzhanGive me a Hug (2021)Yang GalleryInquire for More Information
Zhang Zhanzhan, Give me a Hug (2021). Courtesy of Yang Gallery.
Felipe PosadaTears of Giants (2019)Guy HepnerInquire for More Information
Felipe Posada, Tears of Giants (2019). Courtesy of Guy Hepner.
Maisie Cousinseverybody’s pining for somebody (2017)Galeria Hilario GalgueraInquire for More Information
Maisie Cousins, everybody’s pining for somebody (2017). Courtesy of Galeria Hilario Galguera.
Besta BestrizalEvening Banquet (2020)Primo Marella GalleryInquire for More Information
Besta Bestrizal, Evening Banquet (2020). Courtesy of Primo Marella Gallery.
Boris Dmitrievich GrigorievFisherman and a CrabABA GalleryInquire for More Information
Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, Fisherman and a Crab. Courtesy of ABA Gallery.
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