Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Man on a Horse 1913

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Man on a Horse
Date 1913
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 419 x 521 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930
Reference
N04517
Not on display

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This drawing shows Gaudier's interest
in ancient art. The elongated form of the horse has been compared to ancient Chinese bronzes which he may have
seen in the British Museum. The simple, sinuous line also recalls the ancient figures etched into the English landscape at such sites as Uffington and Cerne Abbas. Typically, with great economy
of means, he creates the illusion of the horse's body turning in real space.

September 2004

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