Vincent Van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland in 1853, his father was a pastor so he was raised in a religious environment. Vincent was a high strung and self-conscious youth.
Happiness From Beauty
He decided to become an artist in 1880 after suffering a few failed relationships and and unsuccessful stint as a preacher in a Belgian mining town. He began his artistic studies in Belgium with the intention of inspiring happiness by creating beauty.
A Few Tokens
Although it is clear that horses were not one of his favorite subjects, they did make a guest appearance in his work now and then. Here are a few examples of how Van Gogh saw horses.
More Horses From The Masters
I quite enjoy tracking down horses of the Masters, each one teaches me more about the artist. Be sure to check out horses of some of the other greats.