Indian Horse, by Anthony Eyton RA
This still-life is on show in the Anthony Eyton RA: Avalanche exhibition in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts from 20 October 2017 to 29 January 2018. Please note, this unique framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts at the close of the exhibition.
|Dimensions||26 x 25.5cm|
|Fabric & material||Oil/ Board|
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Anthony Eyton RA, whose practice has always included the painting of still-lifes, has been influenced throughout his life by his extensive travels in India. This small decorative horse was found on a trip to Rajasthan and is described by the artist as a ‘ceremonial war horse’ with a regal quality. He was particularly fascinated by ‘a peculiarity’ of the horse’s ears, which turn inwards. This small-scale work features the dynamic mark-making and expressive handling of paint for which Eyton is renowned. It is presented among a number of Eyton’s dynamic new paintings that explore in detail the collapse of some shelving in his studio.