Today's Kentucky Derby kickoff inspires this post's horse themed craze. As an American institution dating back to 1875, the fastest two minutes in sports sees majestic thoroughbreds race to a crowd accessorized with wide-brimmed hats. The pomp and circumstance of Southern charm surrounding the first weeks in May seemingly garners more notoriety than the powerhouses gambled on.
FADA's eclectic selection of horse subjects often revolves around the legends of Western steeds, the pre-twentieth century preferred mode of transportation, with cowboys and wagons galore.
Juxtaposing the roughness of the lawless West, comes refined studies of grazing horses, as seen in Rosa Bonheur's Horses in a Landscape. Nevertheless, each artist's representation of the regal animal exudes a gracefulness only befitting today's races.