Monday, January 6, 2014

Peter Paul Rubens - Baroque horse head




Salve,
I admire the art created by one of the greatest painters of all times, Felmish painter Peter Paul Rubens.  I admire his work more than that of Rembrandt.
I guess it is the matter of taste, as the saying goes de gustibus et coloribus non disputandum est..

 Great drawing of a Baroque horse, saddled and bridled with a curb-bit.
Motivated by the winter weather around us I selected some horses from his paintings,  admirable portrayals of our equine companion.


Heads thenm mostly with long-shanked curb-bits
























 And this Pegasus :)


enjoy
by the way - a beautiful representation of a Ottoman Turkish costume  in this portrait, and fantastic Persian (?) carpet beneath gentleman's feet

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ps
images from Wikimedia Commons - the first painting is titled Saint George and the Dragon, painted  1606-1610. 

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