Depicting horses with an animated, illustrative flair, Carle Vernet was a horse lover from a young age. His intimate experience with the animal is evident in his work, as is his passion for the subject.
Surviving The Trauma
Carl lived and worked during the French Revolution, and was personally touched when his sister saw the guillotine. After this tragedy his style changed dramatically and he created the drawings below.
These drawings of Napoleon’s Grand Armee uniforms won Carle a great deal of acclaim. His attention to detail is magnificent and each portrait is infused with the personality of its subjects.
An example of a different style, this painting was done after the drawings above and it too was well-received & acclaimed by the public.
If the military art interests you, you might also check out the horses of Carstens too.