Peter Nicolai Arbo was a Norwegian artist well known for chronicling Norwegian history and Norse mythology in his work. The romance of this theme can be found in almost all of his art, however it is his battle scenes & valiant warrior portraits that really shine through in his work.
Finding His Legs
As a student he studied at the Düsseldorf School of Art under Karl Ferdinand Sohn who was an animal & battle painter. Karl’s work clearly had an affect on young Peter who went on to paint similar motifs.
Although the subjects of his art aren’t the specifically horses, his attention to detail and sheer passion for all of his subjects is clear.
All Artists Must Love Horses
There are only a few artists in history that are actually known for their horses (like George Stubbs), but many painted them. Be sure to check out the horses of some of the artistic masters.
Leonardo da Vinci | Eugene Delacroix | Paul Rubens | Picasso