The horse as the artist’s muse…..
I’ve been delighted to be invited to deliver a talk on the horse in art, or more specifically, the horse as the artist’s muse…..
It’s a fact that I’m happily obsessed with painting horses, my intention is to examine how and why this magnificent animal has featured heavily throughout art of the different ages:
from cave paintings,
The age of Chivalry (knights in armour),
The Renaissance (classically trained and complementing their humans),
The Baroque period (the power of the horse = the power of the rider, full of drama)
The Age Of Enlightenment (the entire focus was the horse – George Stubbs)
The Romantic period (the horse as a wild and untamed spirit)
Move towards modernisation (horses move into leisure bracket – advent of photography)
The horse and modern art (artists own personal interpretations)
The journey that these equines have taken throughout the history of art is inspiring in it’s very self!
I’m due to speak at The Cooper Gallery in January on Saturday the 26th… please see the below link for further information and contacts for ticket sales….
I will keep you up to date on my progress towards doing this immense subject justice!
Thank you for joining me, and a Happy and creative New Year to all!