Recently I’ve been featuring horse art in a different way entirely, by color. It’s an interesting journey and allows me to share art from a wide variety of artists & styles. So far I’ve featured the art of white & red horses and today it’s the mighty blacks.
Artists Love Black Horses
Much like the white animals, black horses are prolific in artwork (enough that I had to create a part 2). Generally portrayed as strong and swarthy these pitch colored animals are often carrying important men or soldiers into battle.
Sir Isumbras at the Ford – Sir John Everett Millais
Lady on Horseback – Karl Briullov
Circus Rider – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Isfandiyar Fights With the Wolves – Shah-nama
Knight’s Ride – Wiktor Michajlowitsch Wassnezow
Casimir Restorer Returning to Poland – Wojciech Gerson
African Holding A Horse At the Edge of the Sea – Alfred Dedreux
Riders With Two Horses – Wilhelm von Kobell
Charles V at Muhlberg – Titan
So Many Colors
Be sure to check out the sweet art of white horses, the more vibrant art of red horses and stay tuned for more colorful art (and part 2 of the black horses).