The Horse: 30,000 Years of the Horse in Art

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Of all man s fellow-creatures, the horse, with its inherent grace, intelligence and courage, has inspired the strongest feelings of empathy an affinity reflected in more than 30,000 years of artistic representation. This unabridged compact edition of Tamsin Pickeral s stunning history of the horse in art documents the creative journey from prehistoric cave painting to the war horses of Uccello, the elegant portraits of Stubbs and the enigmatic prints of Elisabeth Frink. It explores the role of the horse in Eastern imagery and in myth and legend; as a symbol of power and an ally in war; as the subject of anatomical scrutiny; and as the emblem of sporting prowess. Profusely illustrated throughout, 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 glamorous thoroughbred.

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·Beautifully illustrated with more than 250 examples of equine art, from prehistory to the present day
·Includes detailed information on the breeds depicted in each work of art
·A compelling read for horse lovers and anyone interested in equestrian art

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