Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Bull

Came across this nineteenth century oil painting yesterday. It's a detailed study for a much larger painting involving a grand landscape - all black & damnation reds, very dramatic. However, with this smaller study I rather like the pantomime quality of the bull's stance - as if the back's not quite sure what the front's up to.
The bull looks none too pleased about this...

2 comments:

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

A wonderful painting!
xx
julie

Murgatroyd said...

We were rather taken with him...