Art in Motion: Spirit of the Horse



The second of our Art in Motion exhibitions celebrated the spirit of the horse, pulling together some of the greatest exponents of equine art from the 19th century to the present day.

The horse has been a constant source of inspiration to artists throughout history, from the cave paintings of Lascaux 16,000 years ago to modern depictions of the racing thoroughbred. Our relationship with the horse is constantly evolving, from willing worker, comrade on the battlefield, symbol of status or sporting animal; the horses success and fate has been entwined with our own. The horse continues to embody the living essence of freedom and spirit, which fascinates many artists to this day.

Set within the remarkable 13th Century Barn and supported by a programme of talks and making activities, the exhibition offered a unique context to enjoy and experience the range of works.

Artists included: Mike Austin, Antoine Barye, Nick Bibby, Nic Fiddian-Green, Charles Church, Mark Coreth, Sue Crawford, Edgar Degas, Henry Dallal, Sophie Dickens, Emma Sergeant, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Frippy Jameson, Kesuke Fujiyoshi, John Willis Good, Herbert Haseltine, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Charlie Langton, Olivia Musgrave, Steve Pettifer, Caroline Wallace.


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