The two pieces, “Caracaballo” and “Oculus nebulosus” are metaphors dealing with the breeding of an “ideal horse” and its social meaning during the 17th and 18th century. Horse keeping was an integral part in court culture because of its representative function. It was supposed to meet the demands of “high-art” classic baroque equestrianism. The appearance of horses conformed to the ideal of beauty at that time, as their bodies and proportions changed almost the same way as human female bodies did. I work with the head of a monster; half 3D scanned female, half ideal horse of the 18th century. One did believe that stars and stellar constellations influenced human and horse in their behavior, character and medication like a divine oracle.
Prof. Ute Hörner, Prof. Mathias Antlfinger, Thomas Hawranke, Karin Lingnau
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