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White Horse, Donegal, Ireland

Accession Number
1981/2.168.1

Title
White Horse, Donegal, Ireland

Artist(s)
Alen MacWeeney

Artist Nationality
New Ireland

Object Creation Date
1965-1966, printed 1979

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
19 13/16 in x 15 15/16 in (50.4 cm x 40.5 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Carl W. Melcher

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a white horse standing by the side of a gravel road in a rural setting.   The horse’s head is turned away from the photographer, its neck craned to the side. Its left ear is visible however, as is its dark mane, which forms a wispy shadow against the cloudy sky. Through the horse’s legs a scraggily wire fence runs parallel to the gravel road. Behind the horse looms the darkly silhouetted canopy of a tree, which stands in sharp contrast to the brightness of the horse’s body and the cloudy sky beyond. The photograph was created from a crouching position, causing the horse to further tower over the viewer. This angle paired with the horse’s brawn lends the animal a powerful majesty.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a white horse standing by a road in a rural landscape.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Ireland
Irish
Landscapes
fences (site elements)
horses
modern and contemporary art
riding horses (animals)
road
rural areas
streets
trees
white

3 Related Resources

Ireland
(Part of: Land and People)
Nature in Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
PAST - Horses
(Part of: FFW Lower Level Study Cases     )

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