Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Horse & Rider—A Spiritual and Physical Bond

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THE ART OF HORSE & RIDER

A SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL BOND

 

 

 

Peter Paul Rubens, A Study for a Horse and Rider, c. 1610s, oil, Private Collection?

They knew instinctively that a man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically better than a man on foot.

John Steinbeck, The Red Pony

Baroque master Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), who painted for kings and queens, may have lived centuries before American author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), but they seem to both share a fascination with horses.  Whether expressed in Rubens’s striking equestrian study above or in Steinbeck’s moving account of a boy’s love for The Red Pony.

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