|Painting Name||Arab Horseman In A Landscape|
|Painter Name||Adolf Schreyer|
|Size||83.8 x 52.3 cm (32.99" x 20.59")|
|Current Location||Private collection|
Adolf Schreyer had some fascination towards the Arab landscape and culture. Maybe that was inspired by his Egyptian voyage in his life-time. He might have learned and understood the local culture very well as we conceive a very realistic and convincing depiction of Arabian horsemen on their march.
The leader of the march with sturdy attitudes and red flag seems the signs of something intense is going on or is about to happen. They could have been returning from a triumph or are marching to acquire one. Both ways, it tells a portion of a story.
Comrades following at the back are less with gun which more seems like small spear or sticks. The two followers are looking in the same direction might be suspecting something suspicious to worry about. More horsemen are following as they are climbing the small knoll. The portion of a little pond is visible in the foreground. The background of the scene hints that they have arrived at some place. More likely to be a village. The outskirt of the village or the city is visible.
Moreover, the attire of the horsemen suits best according to the culture. This kind of insight about a culture and detailed depiction could only be achieved by the detailed research and understanding which doesn’t lack in Adolf Schreyer’s paintings.