Charles`s the 1st and his Horse

Charles`s the 1st and his Horse

Charles`s the 1st and his Horse

Charles`s the 1st and his Horse

“Charles 1st and his horse “2003

50” x 41” Mixed Media

Exhibited: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

A painting from his self-styled “Darwin Collection”, it is difficult to appreciate the vibrancy of this work without being in its presence. This is a fine example of the options available in a single work, available to an artist that creates with a predominantly horizontal platform, allowing him to circle the work and explore numerous possibilities.

As presented here, we see a central figure that, whilst an obvious rank, has a submissive posture as the crowd berates hi. This reflects the artist’s perception of his own treatment during this period, predominantly ostricisation and exclusion. If one rotates the image 180 degrees, we see the antithesis of the first image placed in juxtaposition. Now the horseman strikes a regal pose, carving through the throngs in arrogance and dominance. Whilst, in isolation, one may take the former image as a precursor to future glory, it is clear that (through his naming of his work) the artist views this as a metaphor for a failing star rather than one in ascendance
Size: Inches
50 x 40
Date:
10/03/93
Medium:
Mixed
Price:
sold