“Taming Bucephalus” Oil on Canvas with 24k gold, 20 x 20 in.
Inspired by Alexander of Macedon, Alexander the Great, this painting "Taming Bucephalus" is about his famous war horse. There is much real, documented, history about Alexander and of course the larger than life lore that grew up after his death. All of it has kept his story active, alive, 2,345 years after his death. My mother gave me the Mary Renault books about Alexander when I was young. I recently reread the first book in Renault's Alexander trilogy, Fire From Heaven, first published in 1969. Historical fiction can be informative and entertaining. This story, his story, is powerful, and still relevant! Delighted that Taming Bucephalus and it's companion painting, Hephaestion, just sold.