Art, // October 14, 2023
Virtual Exhibition Galloping — ARTSHOW
Lewinson Art is dedicated to promoting artists through its virtual gallery www.lewinsonart.com and organizing both virtual and in-person exhibitions. On this occasion, it calls on artists to participate in the virtual expo “Galopando”, which will open on October 10 in its virtual gallery.
Galloping is a theme that is related to horses, running free in the fields, with those beautiful animals that have always served man so much, especially in other times, in which they were used to transport from one place to another, since either pulling carts or simply people rode horses to get anywhere faster. Horses were widely used by man in work, in sport, and in war in history.
Its domestication dates back to 3600 BC. in the Kazakhstan region.
The scientist Carlos Linnaeus classified domestic horses in 1758 in the species Equus Caballus, however, there were also wild horses called Equus Ferus, and in 2003, the Nomenclature Commission decided that all horses come from the same lineage. , so it became common to name them Equus Ferus.
The average speed at which a horse gallops is 20 km/h, but they have reached higher speeds when competing in a race, it could reach 65 km/h.
Currently, most horses are used for sports practices thanks to their conditions. They are used to practice equestrian sports such as jumping, horse riding, polo, dressage, charrería, rodeo, duck, cowboy dressage, horseball, hitching, raiding, eventing, cross-country, coleo , etc.
Currently there are three equestrian disciplines contested in the Olympic Games: dressage, jumping and eventing. Previously there were more equestrian disciplines considered Olympic, these were polo, vaulting, high jump and long jump.
The horse has been a widely interpreted theme in art, both in painting, sculpture and photography. Since prehistoric times, we can see images of horses in cave paintings.
It has been one of the most artistically stimulating animals, due to its elegance, power and speed. Among the artists we can mention who most painted this theme, is George Stubbs who painted the work Whistlejacket in 1762; Terence J Gilbert was also an artist who loved horses and painted several racehorses. We can also mention famous artists such as Rubens, Franz Marc, Chagall, Picasso, Salvador Dali, among others.
There are also many sculptural monuments in which horses are included, such as those of the Mexican sculptor Gustavo Aceves, Fernando Botero and many more.
An interesting anecdote is that of Leonardo Da Vinci who was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza to make a large equestrian sculpture, so Da Vinci designed a horse that he first sculpted in clay approximately 7 m high, which had to be finished in bronze, however war came to Milan in 1499 and the clay horse was destroyed, but his designs on paper survived, although Leonardo Da Vinci died before his work could be completed, however National Geographic in 1977 wrote an article about Da Vinci’s “Horse That Never Was” and the patron Charles C. Dent, commissioned the sculpture based on his designs to the artist Nina Akamu, who made it in bronze and is currently in the San Siro Hippodrome, in Milan Italy.
The artists that make up this exhibition are: Rita Amaya, Mónica Barragán, Raquel Berumen, Argelia Castañeda, Yanet Cuellar, Diana Fuentes, Rocio Garibaldi, Marytony Van Hansen, Tania Janco, Javier Mantis, Melinda Margules, Gloria Mendicuti, Jorge Moedano, Francoise Noé , Liliana Paganini, Deborah Prum, J. Emilia Simon, Lili Sluvis, Patricia Tuirán and Sergio Unzueta, who with great creativity interpreted this interesting song.
We can appreciate pictorial, sculptural, and photographic works, with horses from hyper-realistic to semi-abstract, we can perceive the strength, elegance, speed, tenderness, bravery, and much more in the works that these artists created.
Don’t miss this beautiful exhibition.