Greatest Picture Ever

Oh sure, Leonardo painted some nice stuff, and that Michelangelo fellow as well I suppose.

But seriously, can they hold a candle to this?


Hanging near the top of a dark, stone staircase in Rosenborg Castle one sees this painting by an unknown artist.

It is pure magic.

It is pure joy.

It makes me laugh like a nut.

9 Responses to “Greatest Picture Ever”

  1. aelfheld says:

    How did he manage to make the horse look annoyed?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh gosh, I don’t think the horse is annoyed; to me he is totally “Look at me Bitches I am Floating!”

  3. aelfheld says:

    That sideways look makes him look as though he’s bored with the whole thing.

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I get more of a “you better not actually HIT me with the crop, or you are going to crash big time” from that look…

    It is a delightful piece of art.

  5. AliceH says:

    Love it! It sort of reminds me of a lot of early American “folk art” portraits (the flatness of the perspective) – but with a heaping dose of whimsey. Or maybe whiskey.

  6. nightfly says:

    I’d ask why Willy Wonka was floating on a horse above a scale model of an old English manor… but if anyone would have a floating horse and a scale-model of an old English manor, it would be Willy Wonka.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @nightfly – LOL. That works. Maybe it was a prophetic painting…

  8. Gunslinger says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how a two legged horse managed to jump that high, let alone how it’s going to stick the landing.

  9. Syd B. says:

    I’m not going to attempt interpretation of that painting, but I’d be willing to wager that the artist was from San Francisco.

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