When we visited the Dallas Museum of Art, I was happy to see Gustave Courbet's "Fox in the Snow" again. Although it is violent, I find it very beautiful. The shawdowing - the blacks, blues, and grays - the contrast of the fox against the brightness of the snow - all these elements (I am poorly describing) create a painting I could view every day.
But then again ...
I don't think I need a painting when I already have a little fox-hound at home!