The WordPress Daily Prompt for today is lust. This dark and disturbing painting seemed an appropriate response. Here is what Tamsin Pickeral ,in her book ‘The Horse’, had to say about it.
” This disturbing Frenzy of Elations is often referred to as Insanity, a title that perhaps fits it better. The giant black stallion, a symbol of erotic lust and demonic potency, appears to fall, scrambling down the edge of a ravine, while a maiden, gripped in ecstatic rapture, clings to its muscled neck. The painting caused great controversy at first, but later came to be recognized as a significant example of the artistic right to self-expression.