Wouterus Verschuun was a Dutch painter who focused his art on animal subjects, primarily horses. In keeping with Dutch art traditions both his attention to detail and anatomy manages to be simple and embellished all at the same time.
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As a youth Verschuun studied with landscape and cattle painters who clearly helped him develop an admiration for the common working animal. He left a legacy of 400 paintings and some 2000 drawings when he died in 1874. Not to mention a protégé who later went on to become quite the celebrated equine artist himself, Anton Mauve.
One of the reasons I enjoy Dutch art is that it is often deceptively simple at first glance. From a distance the entire piece is beautiful, but as you get closer you can begin to see each painstaking detail that contributes to the whole. But that also requires actually standing in front of the painting…which is difficult to do online. If it’s your only option, then just give in to it and why not check out more horse art of the masters?