Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Horse, National Gallery of Victoria

The Horse is a celebration of these magnificent animals and their relationships with man throughout history.
From Ancient Greece to modern day thoroughbreds, I was taken on a journey through the ages, as each room offered a different aspect of the horses impact on our lives.
Sculptures and oil paintings, photos and costumes filled the galleries. From dragon slaying, to chariot rides to the heavens, unicorns, and a 20 metre panorama of a funeral procession, the horse is portrayed in every way possible.

The racing room displayed racing photos, costumes and even a Melbourne Cup.
A ghostly drover reminded me of the huge part that horses play in Australia's history...
...his spirit steed watched over by Nolan's Ned Kelly.
What:  NGV International
Where: Ground Level, St Kilda Rd
When:  Daily 10:00am-5:00pm until 8th Nov.
How Much: FREE

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