Series - Horses in Art

Walasse Ting, "Blue Horse and Bouquet", vers 1990.

As a teenager, I never had a huge painting of him in my room, it was an extraordinary source of good humor.
Whenever he was in Paris doing lithographs, he would drop by. Later, it was my turn to always wave to him when I was in New York. Together we would wander around SoHo, which was beginning to bubble up artistically. We'd walk to Chinatown where, in the back of curious stores, he'd show me tiny restaurants. I never managed to get into those places without him.

Photomontage letter with the horse of "Parade" by Picasso, sent by Jean Cocteau to Francis Picabia, in 1919.
Costumes created by Picasso for the ballet "Parade" in 1917.

 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "L’Écuyère", 1899.

Matisse, "Le cheval, l'écuyère et le clown" issu de Jazz", sublime work of bibliophily published in 1947 by the Greek Tériade.

Picasso "Étude pour Guernica", 1937.

Étude de Théodore Géricault "La Retraite de Russie", 1818.

From 1945 and the opening of the Maeght Gallery, until his death, Aimé Maeght publishes DLM.
Excerpt from "The Maeght Saga":

Marc Chagall is the closest neighbor of the property and Mamy wants us to go every day to make a little cuckoo to the mischievous artist. Alone or with my sisters, on foot, by bike or on horseback - with Flo, we roam the surrounding hills perched on another neighbor's horses, I always stop on the way at his and his wife's, Valentine Brodsky, who we call Vava. She is much younger than he is, only ten years older than Ida, Chagall and Bella's daughter, but she runs everything. I fear her. Chagall is crazy about her as he was once crazy about Bella. Grandpa likes to imitate Chagall with his sublime Russian accent. All the cunning of the artist is perceptible in one of the films that Pierre Dumayet devoted to my grandparents where he asks him why he signs his paintings only when they leave his studio. "Because I think that never finished the painting, I'm not happy, I'm a guy who is not happy, except for my wife I am happy." Grandpa must have been close to thinking the same thing, never satisfied, except with his wife.

Joan Miró, "Le Cheval, la pipe et la fleur rouge", 1920.
This wonderful painting of Miró evokes for me the magic of Christmas, by its colors, the accumulation, the toy horse...
Unheard of, this painting by Joan Miró is over 100 years old!

Joan Miró, "Cheval de cirque", 1927.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, sublime lithograph from 1895. Only 100 copies, a rarity sought after by "Napoleonian" collectors and art lovers.
Magnificent, the tricolored horses!

1984 Andy Warhol, after the "Bonaparte crossing the Great St. Bernard" by Jacques-Louis David.

Francis Picabia, "Chevaux", 1907.
A dada ! Dadaiste !

The beauty of a horse by Aki Kuroda, 1985.

In 1905, Picasso plunges his gaze on the circus characters, the harlequins, acrobats, acrobats or as here, a "Equestrienne à cheval".
It's amazing, it could be a fresco from Pompeii and suddenly the modernity of the character jumps out at us.

Marc Chagall, "L'Écuyère au cheval rouge", 1957.

"L'album musical" by Vassily Kandinsky, includes thirty-eight prose poems he wrote between 1909 and 1911 and fifty-six woodcuts he began in 1907.
In the woodcuts, Kandinsky created more and more indecipherable images (although the horse and rider are present). This process proved crucial to the development of abstraction in his art. Kandinsky stated that his choice of technique stemmed from an "inner need" for expression: the woodcuts were not merely illustrative, any more than the poems were merely verbal descriptions. Kandinsky sought an interaction between text and image.

This wonderful "Little Horse", by Alexander Calder. It is articulated and can rear or bow, like a circus horse. It was given to the Centre Pompidou by my family.

This work will make you scream, it is "Kaputt" by Maurizio Cattelan, a series of 5 stuffed horses hanging on a wall, back, legs hanging, and the head embedded in the wall. Cattelan, the author of the banana taped to the wall.
Is it a shocking image to denounce an escape and a refusal of the real world?
Cattelan refers to Malaparte's novel, "Kaputt", and particularly to the episode about the horses caught in the ice of Lake Lagoda in Russia.
"When I have an idea it is the image of the idea that comes to me and not the meaning." Maurizio Cattelan
Cattelan's horses will provoke a strong reaction and result in a petition. For my part, I don't like it when animals are humiliated or ridiculed, even dead ones.

Raymond Duchamp-Villon, "Le Grand Cheval", Plaster, 1914.

Joaquín Sorolla on the beach of El Cabanyal, Valencia, in 1909 painting "The Bath of the Horse", now exhibited in the Prado Museum.

I never tire of it.
Max Ernst with rocking horse, Paris, 1938.
Humor, absolute chic, the most demanding art. Enough to satisfy a life. Dada-ist!

Xavier Veilhan's Carriage, which was exhibited in the Cour d'honneur of the Château de Versailles in 2009. Like a folded metal origami, the carriage drawn by six horses is an echo of the past, revisited by the 3D technique.
A dynamic evocation of the Grand Siècle of Louis XIV, the carriage embodies speed and power, but here, frozen in its course, it evokes the flight to Varennes of Louis XVI and his family. It is a coach without a driver, a ghost ship...

FIAC - Tagada Tagada, the marshal must be laughing at what he sees perched on his horse in the entrance of the FIAC.
Finally, this is the most beautiful installation and composition seen at the FIAC.
The bronze of Marshal Joffre, winner of the first battle of the Marne in 1914, was made in 1939, it is by Maxime Real Del Sarte, born in 1888 in Paris and died in 1954, founder of the "Camelots du roi", a group of students opposed to the "pantheonization" of Zola. Born in a family very open to the world of art which counted among its members the Italian painter Andrea del Sarto, Maxime Real del Sarte enters the school of the fine arts of Paris in 1908.

I love this photo of Marino Marini, in 1952, perched on one of his sculptures in his Milan studio, great photographer that Herbert List.

"Portrait of Henry IV, King of France, on horseback in front of Paris". It is not known who made this painting in 1595.
Behind the king, one can see, on the right, the Tour du Bois (which was part of the enclosure of Charles V) and the Louvre, on the left, the palace and the Tuileries garden. In the background, the hill of Montmartre.