equestrian artists

Study of a Gray-White Arabian Horse
Théodore Géricault (French; 1791–1824)
ca. 1812
Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France


Gericault, Theodore (1791-1824) - 1821 The Epsom Derby (Louvre, Paris) by Milton Sonn

Oil on canvas; 92 x 122 cm.

Théodore Géricault was born into a wealthy Rouen family. He studied with the painters Carle Vernet and Pierre Guérin in Paris, and in 1816-1818 traveled to Italy. The Old Masters, especially Michelangelo and Rubens, influenced him more than any contemporary artist. Already in his early works Géricault strays away from the Neoclassical canons, which dominated in the French art of the time. His ‘mounted officers’ of 1812 and of 1814 at the Louvre ‘display violent action, bold design, and dramatic color, and evoke powerful emotion,’ the traits characteristic of the newly born Romanticism.

On his return to Paris, Géricault exhibited The Raft of the Medusa at the 1819 Salon for which he received the gold medal, it also caused a political scandal because of its subject matter. Between 1820-22 Géricault visited England, during which time he painted jockeys and racecourses, e.g. The Derby at Epson in 1821; and made lithographs showing the misery and poverty widespread on the streets of London. In 1822-23 he painted ten portraits of patients at La Salpetrière, the madhouse in Paris. Théodore Géricault died tragically early after falling from a horse.

Custom Pet Portraits - wood burned cookies
A custom burned wooden portrait is a beautiful way to honor your pet. Based on a photo you provide, I will carefully draw your pet onto the wood, and then burn the image to create a memory that will never fade. Every wood cookie is salvaged from fallen tree branches and cut by hand. Once finished, the piece will be coated in shellac to further preserve it. No two pieces are ever the same, so your portrait is guaranteed to be unique. Most wood cookies measure approximately 3-4 in diameter. Because of the nature of this art piece, a level of variation is expected, and your piece will look different from the ones pictured. Any animal is welcome. I have experience with dogs, cats, horses, birds, butterflies, and turtles, but am happy to do anything. If you have questions about this process, please feel free to send me a message before you place an order. You may also want to see my other wood cookie listings to get an idea of my style: https://goo.gl/QNB6jE You may choose to turn your portrait into a magnet or make it hang-able with an eye hook by selecting the appropriate option before checkout. Other requests will be considered. Thank you

Now doing custom pet and animal portraits, burned onto wood cookies!

“Let your dreams show you the way”

Acrylics on canvas board. 60x70cm/23,4"-27" For me this portrait is the beginning of something new. I’m looking for more detailed work, with more passion and movement, more lights and colors. I want to strive even more for the love I feel for horses be transmitted even to people who don’t fond this beautiful world.Hope you enjoy this! Feel free to share and like! Comments are very welcome :)

Scuderie San Martino by NYX fotografie.