The Horse
30,000 Years of the Horse in Art


Of all man's fellow-creatures, the horse, with its inherent gracefulness, intelligence, speed, resilience and courage, has inspired the strongest feelings of empathy - an affinity reflected in more than 30,000 years of artistic representation in both East and West. This stunningly illustrated history of the horse in art documents the creative journey from prehistoric cave painting to the war horses of Uccello, the thoroughbred portraits of Stubbs, the enigmatic prints of Elisabeth Frink and beyond. It explores the role of the horse in Eastern imagery and as the subject of myth and legend; as a symbol of power and an ally in war; as the subject of anatomical scrutiny and the Romantic embodiment of human feeling; and as the emblem of sporting pleasures and prowess. The book sheds particular light on man's relationship with the horse, and on the story of equine evolution from the stocky primitive to today's thoroughbred. The book includes detailed information on the breeds depicted in each work of art and is a compelling read for horse lovers and anyone interested in equestrian art.


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Titel The Horse 30,000 Years of the Horse in Art
Auteur Tamsin Pickeral
Uitgever Merrell Publishers
Jaar Verschenen 2009
Taal en
Pagina's pp. 288
Onderwerp Paard, Paardachtigen


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