Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Arabian Stallion

Matthias Schaller (German, b.1965)
LOT ID: 96280
Arabian Stallion (Love), 2003

Chromogenic Print (C-print), mounted on aluminum
39.37 х 39.37 in. (100 x 100 cm.)

I think this picture is weird.... In a good way. I  love the contrast and the values in this piece. A long neck in many cultures is a sign of elegance and beauty, this picture recognizes a horse for one of its many beautiful features.  The photo captures that specific part of the animal to emphasize its true beauty as though it is a human being. Because there is just a neck in this photograph it says so much, rather than having a picture of just a horse. Again it shows the beauty of this stallion and may even suggest something about animal cruelty.

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