The Andalusian, or Pure Spanish Horse, represents Saturn, the second-largest planet in our solar system renowned for its impressive rings. It is named for the Roman god of generation, liberty and renewal, the Roman personification of the Greek god Cronos, father of Zeus, who ruled over the Golden Age of Rome. The astronomical symbol for Saturn can be found in the lower left-hand corner, while the border contains a repeating circle motif, reminiscent of the planet's famous ring system.This is the second in a series of pieces depicting our four gas giant planets as horses. Because it made sense at the time.
Coming next: Ouranos (Uranus) represented by a Lippizaner. Booyah.
Mixed media: watercolor and ink, colored pencil, gold paint pen on vellum bristol board. Art and related prose © myself.
Other pictures in this series: