Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Works in progress - horses from ancient times

Fragment of Greek sculpture from Parthenon Frieze

Drawing from a ceramic Tang horse, Xian, China

Drawing from another ceramic horse in Xian (very stylised)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Chinese Year of the Horse

I spotted this wonderful transitory and alive piece of art made to celebrate the year of the horse.  Children are adding their footprints to the snow drawing on a closed overpass in Wuhan, Hubei province, Central China

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Classical horses, no, not that kind!

For example, I have more understanding of what is happening in the horse's body structure when I doing free or interpretative drawings. Here I am inspired by equestrian sculptures in Rome and other places.

Greek or Roman chariot horse, Rome

Roman equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, Rome

Scene from classical Greek sculpture on Parthenon Frieze, British Museum 


I am working on anatomy, at last I feel this is the time.  Until now I backed off from it, thinking it would inhibit expression.  But I see that it has the opposite result.  Knowing how the nostrils are formed, or the front legs, for example, is liberating.