UNICORN

UNICORN

Painting 21×29,5 cm, oil painting on drawing paper.

Painting unicorn

Unicorn is today extinct species. Chinese described it as a big deer with horse-hair and one white or black horn coming out from its forehead. The horn makes this mysterious and mythical. In medieval ages it was commonly known that unicorn´s horn has a medicinal action. Unicorn is a loner, rarely couples and the fact it reproduces very little resulted in their extinction. Unicorn is a proud, strong, intelligent animal which is hard to domesticate. When in threat it uses horn for defense. Only very few magical creatures hit the human fantasy as the unicorn did. Unicorns are mythical animals similar to antelopes, horses, characterized by the horn coming out from its forehead. They are considered to be symbol of the good, virginity and purity. On the painting only few can notice the horn and some said it should have bear name–horse. Artist united in this way the unicorn with a horned horse.