Recently I’ve been featuring quite a few horse artists which has given me a new appreciation for how difficult it is to paint horses, especially in motion.
It all started with Leonardo da Vinci, once I found some of his horses I decided I wanted to check out the equine animal from some of the greats throughout history.
Really Loves To Paint Horses
George Stubbs isn’t as well known as some of them, but his horse art is prolific and worth a view nonetheless. Although it is clear he loves horses, he also appears to love the force of nature as well. His art depicts the meeting between horse and lion on more than one occasion.
Once I started finding his equine pieces I was afraid the I would never find the end of them.
Not Big On Words
It is clear that George’s talent lay in his brushes, not in the art of words. The names of his works are repetitive and very literal, but his artwork sublime. You can find more of his work at the Tate Museum. Be sure to check out the horses of Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso too.