Study of a Horse / Delacroix

This is one of my favorite horses at the VMFA.

This is one of my favorite horses at the VMFA.

A study can be a finished painting. Studies are a necessary step in planning a painting. You can see the light on the horse’s shiny coat. You can see the artist studied horse anatomy. It wasn’t traced from a photo. I guess he was practicing drawing and painting the horse large because it’s easier to draw large when you’re working on anatomy. And maybe he wanted to do a color rough too.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dayne
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 09:12:09

    This isn’t Caravaggio, it’s Delacroix

    Reply

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