~ The Magical World of Horses ~









Dance 2017.
Original oil on canvas painting
 42x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses




Morning 2016.
Original oil on canvas painting
 30x39 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses
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Devil 2014.
Original oil on canvas painting
 40x28 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses
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Hope 2012.
Original oil on canvas painting
 30x32.5 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses
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The King 2011.
Original oil on canvas painting

 59x42 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

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Mirror 2010.
Original oil on canvas painting

 27x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

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Friendship 2009.
Original oil on canvas painting

42x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

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Keeyana 2008.
Original pencil drawing
 30x24 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses




Wonderful World 2008.
Original pencil drawing
 33x41 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   






Connection 2008.
Original pencil drawing
 30x24 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   


Silence 2007.
Original oil on canvas painting
 27x39 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   



Fairies 2007.
Original pencil drawing
 29x32 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

  
  







The call 2007.
Original pencil drawing
 50x35 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   




In clouds 2007.
Original pencil drawing
 34x36 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses



Heaven riders 2006.
Original oil on canvas painting
 35x55 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses
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Flame 2006.
Original pastel drawing
 35x34 cm
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Friends 2006.
Original pencil drawing
 41x20 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

  


Family 2006.
Original pencil drawing
 40x57 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses


  


Sunset 2006.
Original pencil drawing
 28x41 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses


  
  






My way 2006.
Original pencil drawing
 40x29 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   


Winner 2005.
Original oil on canvas painting
 40x56 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses
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Dream 2003.
Original oil on canvas painting
 50x40 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   






Princess 2003.
Original oil on canvas painting
 50x40 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses
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Awakening 2002.
Original oil on canvas painting
 24x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   



Whirlwind 2002.
Original oil on canvas painting
 24x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

   



Blue blood 2002.
Original oil on canvas painting
 24x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses

  










Whisper 2001.
Original pastel drawing
 42x29 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses








Love 2001.
Original pastel drawing
 31x29 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses









Curl 2001.
Original pastel drawing
 40x30 cm
Series The Magical World of Horses










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The old sacred books say that the Almighty made a horse out of a gust of wind. They say that all the treasure of the world is in between its eyes. Might and pride are within its mane. It will fly without wings and win without a sword. Proud and noble, horses are born only to triumphs: when everyone gives up, they move forward; when we all go down, they climb to new heights; when all the retreat, they’re hard as rocks, defying all odds. The lances of many turbulent times were smashed on their powerful chest. Throughout history, they have always been faithful companions of people and contributed to the development of civilization. Their endurance has laid the foundations of many fortresses and ramparts, and their divine beauty appears in many paintings and imposing statues all over the world. They have always been and will stay an inexhaustible source of inspiration to many artists, who have made a major contribution to cherishing the value and beauty of this magical animal. Glow in their eyes left a unique and indelible trace, and their deep mysterious view accompanies us in all walks of life. The magical world of horses is all around us, and yet we have not been able enough to examine and discover it. Although we believe that we are close enough to them and we know enough them, they were and have always remained a big secret. Unique Palomino horses, known by their golden body and silvery white tail, are the big mystery for scientists. The graceful, magnificent and playful Lipizzaner is a master of the arenas and parades. We look at it with admiration while performing a dance, known only to it. We enjoy in rare moments of elusive beauty and snowy whiteness, and we wonder how come there’s so much magic in one being. Beautiful Haflinger, with light mane and a strong heart, is struggling with rugged landscapes and the sharp peaks of the Alps. The Andalusian horse cruises in Spain, while its luxuriant, wavy mane, fluttering in the wind. Intelligent and obedient, it was the truest friend of many kings across Europe, and is considered the best horse in the world. Agile and graceful, black Friesian participated with knights in many medieval wars throughout Europe. Gorgeous and priceless, the horses are present everywhere: in our past, present and future; in fairy tales and forgotten wilderness, in the world’s greatest battles, in the traces of endless caravans of warm desert sand. If the road takes us to the vast expanse of India, on its gates will welcome us proud and elegant horse, the prince of the kingdom of Marwar desert, which for centuries has tirelessly carried warriors of the Rajput tribe on their strong backs. Its Arab and Turkmenistan origin identified in the lively movement and high durability. North American Mustang with its magic won the whole world: beauty, grace, speed and independence are intertwined in it. While it rushes across the field to meet the setting sun, it seems to us that the flame erupts from its lush mane. Because it symbolizes strength and freedom, the horse is distinguished as one of the most common motifs in art. We meet with its epic beauty in the works of many Renaissance artists (Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Paolo Uccello, Titian, Benozzo Gozzoli), the canvases of Baroque greats (Rubens, Velázquez, Van Dyck) and in the age of Romanticism (Delacroix, George Stubbs). Painting and drawing horses is a big challenge and temptation. They attracted not only by its external beauty, but also that of unattainable beauty that they carry deep within themselves for centuries. The whole eternity made of rare precious stones and all their pride, dignity and intelligence are reflected in their magical eyes. Those reflect a secret world, hidden somewhere in the mist of the rocky mountains, in the dust of horse racing, in the call of wild herds, in the spring green of flower meadows. Their eyes are persecuted, harassed and forced us to think. Once we connect ourselves to that magical view, it is very difficult to separate from it. It follows us everywhere. Many stories and legends, created on the slopes of an unexplored and interesting world, are woven in it. Proud-spirited and diverse, the horses maintained their characteristics despite many hardships. Rare are the moments when we can hear the whisper of their soul. They speak with movements and views. Always beautiful, inscrutable, different and their own, they connect centuries and civilizations. They gallop with its chest, withstand efforts with heart and win with character and a fiery spirit.