The Golden Horse Whisperer & His Red Marble

‘The Golden Horse Whisperer & His Red Marble’ is a bird headed angel asking for directions or pointing the way.

The artwork is after a painting by Raphael and fits into a body of Art About Art works I have made over the past 2 years – it is the result of revisiting Raphael’s ‘Tobias Meets the Archangel'(see below).

In creating the ‘The Golden Horse Whisperer & His Red Marble’ you can see that Raphael’s composition has been significantly cropped and the colourways made more blue/yellow/golden. The addition of the Dove head and the red marble has dramatically changed the meaning of the image, which, with its new title enables the work to have a completely new life.

Why a dove’s head? It alludes to peace. Why a large red marble? It adds mystery and compositional interest, alchemy even.


What do you think?

Written by Gordon Coldwell

One Comment

  1. I’m truly enjoying your posts. Very interesting to say the least. Keeps me engaged and that’s truly amazing. I get a true visual story. You have no idea how hard it is to get my attention these days. Well done yet again.