Oh my gosh, I really dig this one! I can’t stop looking at this painting by Qais Al-Sindy. It’s called The man who carried his Gray Horse.
First of all, I love the Abstract Expressionist composition. And then the title is curious… I dig the colors and brushstrokes. Then the piece de resistence, the title comes from a poem by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton.
MY beautiful! my beautiful! that standest meekly by
With thy proudly arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye;
Fret not to roam the desert now, with all thy winged speed-
I may not mount on thee again-thou’rt sold, my Arab steed!
Fret not with that impatient hoof-snuff not the breezy wind-
The further that thou fliest now, so far am I behind;
The stranger hath thy bridle rein-thy master hath his gold-
Fleet-limbed and beautiful! farewell! -thou’rt sold, my steed-thou’rt sold! …
It brings tears to my eyes.
Qais Al-Sindy is a Saatchi artist. He’s originally from Baghdad. He lives and works in the US.
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