Saturday, 12 July 2008

The Galloping Horse

George Stubbs - Baronet with Samuel Chifney (1791) and Eadweard Muybridge - Galloping Race Horse (1878)In my recent post on pioneering photography, I mentioned that action shots of horses had revolutionized equestrian art (CLICK). Here's an example. On the left is George Stubbs' painting of Baronet with Samuel Chifney (1791). On the right are frames of Eadweard Muybridge’s galloping racehorse (1878). As you can see, even the great George Stubbs - one of England's finest equestrian artists - painted racehorses as though they were frogs hopping. The camera showed this to be wrong. Click the title link to see an animated GIF of Muybridge's classic sequence of a racehorse galloping.


At 12/7/08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another horse that might appeal. "St. George's Horse"...

At 12/7/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thank you. I'll take a look.


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