Artist David A. Kocher used a special kind of oil paint called kapton to transform a classic painting of a horse into modern art.
Kocher, who is from the New York City area, painted the horse with a special oil paint and then applied it to the face and back of his horse.
The horse is a white bull that has a nose ring, he said.
The painting is titled “The Horse in the Mirror,” a reference to a scene in the film The Magnificent Seven, where the horse and the mirror are the focal point of a scene.
Kontcher is the first person in the world to use oil paint in a painting, said Kristin Davenport, an art historian at the University of Illinois.
The technique of using oil paint on a horse has existed for centuries, but the technique was first developed by French artist Gustave Courbet, according to the Smithsonian.
Courbet painted horses with oil paint from the 1880s, and in 1882, the first oil painting was created using this method, said Art Museums and Collections in Washington.
In addition to Courbet and Kochers work, another artist, Joseph Tardif, used oil paint at least in part for a painting titled “A Song of the Horse,” according to Art Museories.
Tardif painted horses, dogs, cows and other animals in 1878, and another painting, titled “My Horse” was painted in 1887.
In the 1960s, the technique of oil painting became more popular with contemporary artists.
The new techniques included “blotting,” where the paint dries off quickly, and “painting on a dry canvas,” which means that the artist paints on the surface of the canvas and applies a layer of paint to the canvas, said Dan Siegel, an artist and curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The use of oil paints for painting animals and other objects has also been popular in China, according the Smithsonian, which cited research by the University, which found that Chinese artists have used the technique to create works in more than 300 different paintings over the past 100 years.
In an article published on Wednesday, the Smithsonian said the technique “has been popular for more than a century, and the use of this paint-based paint has not gone out of fashion.”