Gorgeous equine and equestrian artwork from all periods, genres and styles.
The last Sunday in April is Turkmen Horse Day in Turkmenistan, meant to celebrate the long tradition of the horse through an equestrian festival. Sounds like a fantastic place to be! Here is a glorious rug, about 4 x 2.8 meters, photographed by Michèle van Kasteren. The horse is an Akhal-teke, one of the oldest breeds in the world and much loved by the Turkmen people for its stamina in the desert and as their national emblem. #equestrianculture
This blue ceramic horse is unique to Pablo Zabal Arte & Diseño. Pablo Zabal is a ceramist from Chile and practices an ancient technique called by the Italians "sgrafito" though it was practiced by the Chinese and some indigenous peoples of the Americas. Sgrafito is when the ceramist draws and cuts the clay on the piece without a template or drawing. This makes every piece one of a kind as no two are the same. #equestrianculture #art #pottery #horse #equine
Painted by Sir Frank Dicksee in the 1890’s, The Two Crowns depicts a princely young man in a golden crown staring at a rendering of the crucifixion of Jesus with a crown of thorns. The subject is unclear and unknown but theories abound. One such is that the princely man is King Arthur and the steed beneath him, his mare Llamrei. “And Kaw, of North Britain, mounted Arthur's mare Llamrei, and was first in the attack…” #equestrianculture #art #history #kingarthur #llamrei
In Norse mythology, Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi carry the god and goddess of the day and night. Skinfaxi, “shining mane” is a white horse that carries Dag, “day”, the god of day. His mane is said to bring about the light of day. Hrímfaxi, “frost mane”, carries Nott, the daughter of the night. It is said that his mane is made of frost and he foams at the bit. The foam drops to the earth, becoming dew. Paintings by Peter Nicolai Arbo | Inspired by the horse. #equestrian #equine #onlinemagazine
Horse Art: George Stubbs (British, 1724–1806). The Third Duke of Dorset's Hunter with a Groom and a Dog, 1768. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Paul Moore, 1980 (1980.468) | Stubbs's cool and accurate portraits of wild animals, dogs, and most notably horses with their owners, trainers, riders, or stable hands, appealed to and were much sought after by prominent sporting enthusiasts. #dogs