Monday, January 6, 2014
Peter Paul Rubens - Baroque horse head
I admire the art created by one of the greatest painters of all times, Flemish 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, but curiously no stirrups nor reins.
Their bridles are mostly with long-shanked curb-bits
by the way - a beautiful representation of a Ottoman Turkish costume in this portrait, and fantastic Persian (?) carpet beneath gentleman's feet
images from Wikimedia Commons - the first painting is titled Saint George and the Dragon, painted 1606-1610.