Alexander's Horses: Winter 2006

During the winter of 2006, I turned to the Greeks for artistic inspiration. The Alexander Mosaic particularly caught my attention. I first saw this mosaic in the Museo Archeologico in Naples. Even then I was struck by the emotion, the absolute horror expressed in the horses' faces. Many of my works from this period are reflections on these horses. I also played around with pastels, my new favorite medium, and picked up images from other Greek artwork.


Alexander Mosaic Series
 
Screaming Horse, 2006, oil pastel and oil paint on canvas, 11" x 11"


Screaming Horse II, 2006, oil pastel and oil paint on canvas, 18" x 18"


 Three Horses (inspired by the Alexander Mosaic in Naples, Italy), 2006,
oil pastel and gesso on wood, each apx. 6" x 11"




Horse Studies: (from left to right)
Blue Horse, Warrior Horse, Haunches,
2006, oil pastel on paper, each 11" x 17"



 Horse Series, 2006, charcoal and acrylic on paper, each 18" x 11"




 Alexander's Horses, 2006, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 5' x 5'

Horses and More Winter 2006

Battle Scene, 2006, oil pastels and oil paint on canvas, 18" x 24"






Studies for Battle Scene, 2006, oil pastel on paper, each 18" x 11"




Il Forno, 2006, oil pastel on paper, 18" x 11"



My Father's Flowers, 2006
oil pastel on paper, 18" x 24"





 Horse Walk, 2006, acrylic on paper, apx 6' x 2'

 
 Misc Collages, 2006, mixed media on canvas, apx 48" x 60"


 Large Horse, 2006, mixed media and acrylic on canvas 5' x 4'


 Abstract Horse, 2006, oil on canvas 18" x 24"



 Horse Sculpture, 2006 acrylic on found wood, apx. 5' x 2' x 2'


Spiritual 2006, oil paint and pastel on unstretched canvas, apx 24" x 36"


 Color Abstraction, 2006, mixed media and oil on canvas 5' x 5'


 Rabbi and Shabbat, 2006 oil and collage on canvas, apx 36" x 24" and 24" x 48"
Gifts to Rabbi Moshe Gray and his wife Chani of Dartmouth Chabad
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