Walton Ford’s latest exhibition, Tigers of Wrath, Horses of Instruction, is a visual exploration of the animal world as it intersects with human history. The exhibition is made up of paintings, watercolors, and prints that depict both real and imagined animals, often in juxtaposition with humans. Ford’s work offers a unique perspective on the animal world, one that is at once poetic and insightful.
Ford’s paintings are often large and imposing, and they are often populated by a variety of animals. In Tigers of Wrath, Horses of Instruction, for example, a tiger is shown in the foreground, stalking a group of horses. In the background, a human is shown riding a horse. The painting is a metaphor for the power of nature over humanity.
Many of Ford’s paintings explore the relationship between humans and animals. In The Herd, for example, a group of horses is shown in a field, while a group of humans looks on. The painting explores the idea of humans as observers of the animal world. In another painting, entitled Pity, a deer is shown being hunted by a group of humans. The deer is shown looking sad and forlorn, while the humans appear to be enjoying the hunt. The painting highlights the difference in perspective between humans and animals.
Ford’s work is often inspired by history and mythology. In The Battle of San Romano, for example, a group of horses is shown fighting in a battlefield. The painting is based on a historical battle, but Ford has added a number of mythical creatures to the scene, including a dragon and a Pegasus. The painting highlights the power and beauty of animals, even in the midst of violence.
Ford’s work is unique and insightful, and it offers a fresh perspective on the animal world. His paintings are both beautiful and thought-provoking, and they are sure to fascinate viewers of all ages.