The Horses of Ivan Bilibin

BiliwarIvan was a Russian painter, born in St. Petersburg in 1876. He was raised fairly isolated from the traditional Russian art community and found himself inspired by Russian folk art & fairy tales.

His love of the wilderness of Old Russia and the mythology that arose from it propelled Ivan into a career of illustration and mural painting.

An art nouveau flair combined with his attention to detail led Ivan to later become an accomplished & sought after stage designer for opera and ballet.


Not necessarily known for his horses, Mr. Bilibin applied his unique skills to bring them to life as he did the Russian tales he was so fond of.

Koshchey

Koshchey

Redsun

Redsun

Solovej

Solovej

Bogatyr Volga with his army pt 1

Bogatyr Volga with his army pt 1

Bogatyr Volga with his army pt 2

Bogatyr Volga with his army pt 2

Bogatyr Volga with his army pt 3

Bogatyr Volga with his army pt 3

A close up of Bogatyr Volga with his army

A close up of Bogatyr Volga with his army

The Black Horse Man title=

The Black Horse Man

Back At It

It’s been awhile since I posted equine art from artists passed, but it’s always such a fun journey into history. I’ve got more to come, but until then why not check out some of the others.

Carle Vernet | Otto Eerelman | Franz Marc | Anton Mauve | Willy Bosschem | (& Pt. 2)

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