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Aimee O'Neill
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Title
Thoroughly-Bred
Materials
Lambdachrome Pint on PVC
Dimensions
h.210cm w.180cm d.0cm
Completed
May 2005
Artist

Aimee's Description: My work is concerned with the Thoroughbred Racehorse and the way the breed over the years has been aestheticised and manipulated. The Thoroughbred is no longer a natural animal but exists as a racing machine, a product in a multibillion dollar industry. I play on the presentation of these animals. I am also interested in the similarities between the structure of the modern day stud and the ancient Harems of the Far East; stallions, mares and geldings; eunuchs and odalisques. Victorian Portrait photography influenced this work as well as chiarscuro in classical painting. Thoroughly-Bred, being 7ft by 6ft creates a presence and hints at grand portraiture.

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jean
2006-02-05 05:00

Hi Aimee,behaps a few paintings ?

Aimee
2006-02-06 05:00

Hi Jean,
I worked with photography because I liked its directness. A painting becomes something else again-especially equestrian paintings. Contemporary Equestrian paintings reference a huge history of equestrian art. I love painting, however, I only have a few paintings from this series. The Camera captured everything I was trying to portray and i enjoyed experimenting with the dramatic lighting. I hope to upload some more from this series aswel as some of my painted work- aimee.

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