Horse racing in Epsom - Theodore Gericault. 92x123 cm
Horses were the passion of the founder of romanticism in painting. The picture was the result of a trip by Gericault to England, where he got acquainted with the work of colleagues, and also visited the races.
Many researchers note an inexplicably disturbing background of the work, the plot of which does not contain anything disturbing.
Movement ... So in a word you can characterize this work. Race horses rush, picked up by a competitive whirlwind, without touching the ground. Riders in the work only enliven the background, the artist draws all the attention of the viewer to the horses. Accurate drawing, brilliant ability to convey the tension and dynamics of space, bright and saturated colors. The artist conveys the world through the eyes of a rider. The viewer gets the impression that the flying horses will not land, but will continue their rapid flight.
An alarming and pre-stormy sky at work - as a premonition of misfortune. Many note that a year before his death, the master often addresses the theme of a thunderous rainy sky. Foresaw trouble?
Any viewer can be convinced that this work of Gericault looks unusually modern.