The Horse: A Celebration of Horses in Art
A lavish appreciation of horses and their relationship with humans, told through more than 100 giant reproductions of horses in art
The fascinating history of humanity's bond with the horse is spectacularly brought to life in this beautifully illustrated volume. With superb images from the extraordinary Parthenon Frieze to the thoroughbred portraits of Stubbs; and from the enigmatic paintings of Edgar Degas to the contemporary creations of Damien Hirst, this book will delight horse and art lovers alike. Drawing on his extensive equestrian knowledge, Simon Barnes tells the story of horses and their unique relationship with humans. Rachel Barnes, as art historian, traces changes and development in Western art revealed through paintings and sculptures of the horse and explores the animal's role as the subject of myth and legend, as a symbol of royal power and authority, as the subject of anatomical scrutiny, and as the embodiment of strength and beauty.
The Horse Hardback edition by Rachel Barnes
- Rachel Barnes
- Simon Barnes
- Quercus Publishing
- Publication date
- Nov 6, 2008
- Product dimensions
- 356 x 439 x 25mm
An Atavistic Bond: The Horse in Early Art. 1200-1450 Honour and Glory: The Horse in the Age of Chivalry. 1450-1600 Beasts of Flesh and Blood: The Renaissance Horse. 1600-1700 Pride and Performance: The Baroque Horse. 1700-1800 Equus Superstar: The Horse in the Age of Enlightenment. 1800-1870 Sentient Creatures: The Romantic Horse. 1870-1900 A New Era: The Horse and the Break with Tradition. 1900- Revolution: The Horse in Modern Art. Index.