Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Marengo", "Polo Players Edition" Magazine, December 2010.

"Marengo", life-size mixed media acrylic/metallic painting, 72 x 60.

"Sporting Art" issue, "Making History", pg. 36.

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This is one of the few historical pieces I have created, in that it is an homage to the incredible gray ridden by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Though I am sure he may not have played polo, his fine stallion was a highly trained military animal, athletic and highly responsive in many sudden situations - not unlike sport. Many of the early methods of training horses were based on military maneuvers, which later were incorporated into the equestrian sports we enjoy today.
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2 comments:

W. H. Jordan said...

I really like this painting! Form and Line are very organic and creative!

kate lewis said...

Just love this painting and i like the creativity of this art.
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