horse in sancai glaze, tang dynasty 618 – 907
horses are of great significance in chinese culture, throughout the country’s history horses have been depicted
in many forms. designboom recently visited ‘the story of the horse’ exhibition, at the hong kong museum of art.
included in the exhibition were forty works of pottery, bronze, bamboo carvings, calligraphy and historical pictures
that reflect the horse in traditional chinese art. the exhibition was organized to celebrate hong kong’s co hosting
of the equestrian events as part of the beijing olympics and will run until december 2008.
hong kong museum of art: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk
pottery horse in white glaze, sui 581 – 618
horse, hanging scroll ink and color on paper, 1941