Horse art on Saturdays seems to have become a habit and every week I look forward to seeing which artist is next on my list to use.
A Little About Francisco
Francisco de Goya was a Spanish painter and printmaker who is considered among the last of the old masters in some circles and among the first of the moderns in others.
He was also a court painter for the Crown and a chronicler of history.
Overtaken By Darkness
Francisco clearly had a sinister side and he battled mental illness late in life. As his sickness progressed he entered a dark period where his art centered on witchcraft, war, nightmares and the loneliness of mental instability.
The horses he painted reflect this darkness in him and are often shown in battle or the bull ring.