Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Museum of London, London Wall EC2
Horses and discs are recurring elements in le Brun's engravings, paintings and sculptures. Here they combine slightly uneasily - from the front you can't see the horse properly and when you look round the back all you can see is its arse.
If you google the sculpture you will note a very strong propensity by photographers to shoot it side on so the discs more or less disappear, or look alarmingly as though they are cutting the horse in half.
There is a very flowery article on le Brun here.