Blue Horse II, Homage

Artistic Motivation

Franz Marc's blue horse (Blue Horse II) fascinates me. It's a simple painting: a single blue horse looks out at the rolling hills. Still, the image is indelible. There's just something about the horse. It feels at once graceful, free, lonely, and courageous. What would it feel like to stand next to the horse? What would it feel like to be in that world that Franz Marc painted?

Technical Details

I used OpenGL to model Franz Marc's image in 3D. I created the terrain and the environment dome manually and downloaded the horse object from TF3DM. All objects are textured from a mixture of Franz Marc's own paintings and watercolor samples. The images were rendered using scanline rendering.