The horse has always been a favorite subject for Husain.
From 'Duldul - the horse from the battle of Karbala,
Ashwamedh - reaching up to Luv and Kush.
...Passionate horses, screaming with desire.
... Horses, with the beauty of a woman and the valor of a man.
...For long years they have been galloping like this.
...Suddenly a black horse noticed me.
He paused, turned back and said to me.
"Go forth and see the world."
Indeed it is true.
Seeing the world is to understand one's own existence.'
(Rashda Siddiqui, In Conversation with Husain Paintings, New Delhi, 2001, p. 114.) 2001, p.