Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sculpture Thick Ankles Again

David Backhouse, has done a very good job with the Animals At War Memorial in Park Lane. Unfortunately the horse shown in my photo illustrates very well the problem I have with ankles! 100 swallows and I had a discussion on the subject some time ago and I promised to show you these pictures. Rodin and Maillol also had this problem and still no one has answered the question; is this a mistake; believed to be a technical necessity or as 100 swallows suggests; aesthetics?
In these pictures you will see a “Big” horse, breed unknown but definitely a powerful animal of sound bone and heavy structure. So you can forgive Backhouse the thick legs.

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