Sunday, April 08, 2012

May Emmeline Wirth (1894-1978), One of the greatest female acrobats on horseback of all times.


24"x36" oil paint on canvas

Many months ago I happened upon a photo of May Wirth and have had this painting in my mind every since.  

10 comments:

bunny mazhari said...

I love this painting! The elephant in the background lookd like he really wants to be at the centre of attention.

sheila said...

love her! took the boys a couple of years ago to see cirque du soleil in a tent and cried with awe for the first half hour. so amazing.

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful!

I Art Fashion said...

So beautiful!

amanda white said...

Bravo!
Encore!
And you've painted my (late) horse too! Only she didn't take kindly to people standing on her.
And they had a broken arm to show for it.

vivienne strauss said...

thank you all for your nice comments!

Mandy Behrens said...

Oh my. This would be perfect in my daughters room--they fancy horses you know! It's STUNNING!

vivienne strauss said...

thank you Mandy!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Vivienne! Aw, May is adorable. What I am really loving in this painting is the audience...they are so fun! I love your art!

Happy weekend to you!

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you Lisa!