Tim Flach Exhibition
Goodwood pays tribute to The Horse and collaborates with Tim Flach for the annual Summer Exhibition.
This exhibition is selected from photographs created for Tim Flach’s book EQUUS, published by Abrams. The product of five years of work, the images provide an amazing and unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse. Flach’s quest to document the horse has resulted in a highly original and searching look at an animal whose history is linked intensely to our own from the birth of mankind.
With unparalleled access to remarkable horses, Flach’s shoots have ranged from exquisite Arabians in the Royal Yards of the United Arab Emirates to purebred Icelandic horses in their glacial habitat; from the soulful gaze of a single horse’s lash-lined eye to the development of the horse from the embryo stage. We see the world of equus as solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater, tame and wild and in birth, life and death. It is a visual journey that is both stunning in its beauty and ultimately highly provocative in the questions it asks of us.
Tim’s works are fittingly displayed in Goodwood’s magnificent stables and form part of the Summer Exhibition which showcases equine art from the Goodwood Collection, including paintings by England’s greatest horse painter, George Stubbs and a number of works by John Wootton from the Duke and Duchess of Richmond’s private collection. Stubbs’s paid great attention to anatomical detailing, which is nicely paralleled with Tim Flach’s isolation of equine anatomy in photography. Tim Flach proves what a master Stubbs really was, to portray the horse so accurately without the benefit of photography to capture it for him.
The Horse Exhibition is open from 1st August – 26th September 2011.
- StartMon 01 Aug 2011 01:00 AM
- EndMon 26 Sep 2011 05:00 PM