Horses are a popular subject for sculptors as they are beautiful and majestic creatures. Equine sculptures can be found in public spaces all over the world, from parks and gardens to museums and galleries.
Equine sculptures can be realistic or abstract. Realistic equine sculptures often depict horses in a natural pose, such as grazing or galloping. Abstract equine sculptures may be more stylized or geometric.
Equine sculptures can be made from a variety of materials, including stone, metal, wood, and clay. Stone and metal are popular choices for equine sculptures, as they are durable and can withstand the elements. Wood and clay are also popular choices, but they are more fragile and require more care.
Equine sculpture is a diverse and fascinating art form. It can be used to depict the beauty and power of horses, as well as to explore more complex themes such as movement, freedom, and the relationship between humans and animals.
Here are some additional characteristics of equine sculpture:
- Equine sculptures often capture the horse's movement and grace.
- Equine sculptures can be used to express a variety of emotions, such as joy, power, and beauty.
- Equine sculptures can be used to tell stories, such as the story of a horse and its rider or the story of a particular horse breed.
- Equine sculptures can be used to create a sense of place, such as a sculpture of a wild horse herd in the American West.
Equine sculpture is a beautiful and expressive art form that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Please note: The artwork shown here are representative images and not necessarily those of the artists listed. The locations are only as a reference since artists often travel for commissioned work. Please contact the artist directly regarding your specific location needs.
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By John Hall, 15 January 2014
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These majestic horses galloping through the sea may look real but are in fact made from thousands of pieces of driftwood salvaged from the shore.
The life-size sculptures are the work of Birmingham-based master craftsman James Doran-Webb, 46, who spent a painstaking six months assembling them as part of celebrations to mark Chinese New Year in Singapore.
Each of the three sculptures stands at around 6ft tall - or 16 hands as horse lovers might say - and is made from roughly 400 pieces of driftwood of varying sizes built around a stainless steel skeleton.
Each horse weighs around half a ton and can take the weight of five people.
A massive art installation at Falkirk has been lit up for the first time.
The Kelpies, two towering statues of horse heads, will open to the public after a night-time launch event. The Kelpies each stand 30m tall and weigh 300 tonnes.
A lighting test has provided a sneak peek of the two 300 tonne, 30m (100ft) tall sculptures in their prime.
Thousands are expected to attend the launch of artist Andy Scott's creations, which will feature light, sound and flames in a pyrotechnic spectacle next week.