The Horses of Friedrich Eckenfelder

Friedrich Eckenfelder Self PortraitFriedrich Eckenfelder was a German Impressionist painter during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born to a shoemaker, his natural artistic talent was discovered in school as a child.

The Great Outdoors

I was unable to find much in English about this prolific artist, but he painted quite a lot so I’m sure that any German readers will recognize him. Clearly he enjoyed the outdoors and had an appreciation for those who worked the earth, and their owners. Quite masterful at capturing natural light on canvas, many of his works almost make you feel like you are there. I’ve got more than one post of his work (and not much more info to share about him) and I quite like the simplicity of his work.

Eckenfelder’s use of light and shadow is dramatic & his impressionistic style manages to convey an amazing amount of detail & movement.

Fun Ride

Fun Ride

Farmer Feeding His Horses

Farmer Feeding His Horses

Lunch Break Before the Hut

Lunch Break Before the Hut

Donkey Cart

Donkey Cart

Return From Hay

Return From Hay

Return in the Evening

Return in the Evening

Title Unknown - Can Anyone Help?

Title Unknown – Can Anyone Help?

White Horses with Funny Peasant Society in the Car

White Horses with Funny Peasant Society in the Car

Which One Do You Want?

I like them all, the simple agrarian scenes speak of simpler times. However I think my favorite, (from this post anyway) has to be the one with the unknown title above, the animals are beautifully portrayed in the warm glow of sunset. Stay tuned, next week I’ll post part two of his work.

One Comment on “The Horses of Friedrich Eckenfelder

  1. Renata

    Thank your for this lovely posts. I’m a huge art history fan and a horse aficionado and your posts inspire me so much!

    Thank you again!

    xoxo

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