At the races- Chronicle

At the races - Chronicle

 This, perhaps, is the most beautiful and meaningful set of all the personal history and artist Woodns. Narrator and reporter at the same time, interprets perfectly, using the language of the player, one or more days lived racecourse or in a room races. Overview abstract but clear, represented in ten tablets made of poor materials. Scrap pieces of gingerbread and pieces of old furniture doors, suitably refreshed by heavy hands of cementite. And then sucessivamete painted. Taking into consideration every single part of this work, we realize that each fragment represents a particular one of these days spent at the races or the same trend of the day, whether positive or negative has been.
Also adding some reflections and conclusions that every player combines his experience to play. The series, therefore, provides us with a complete picture about racing, both on the particular language used in that context, that the description of subjective emotions felt by the bettor. In our case, all the trepidations field-proven by the artist. Admire together and comment on each individual piece of this very valuable work.




Jockey and horse straightness

Probably, of all the boards, this is the observation, the most eloquent. You see, and clearly visible, and the jockey the horse. Both committed and thesis in maximum effort to go at a premium. Their efforts in the final stretch that is commonly called a straight line, as these are the last meters of the path in a straight line before the finish line. The two elements come together here. You can see the horse's head, one front leg and part of the body. The head is tilted forward, in absolute aerodynamic position as well as the posture of the rider. The latter, with his boot in the foreground, spurring the animal has one arm raised as if impugnasse the whip, and was being used. Tool also used in order to make travel faster horse.

Jockey and horse straightness - 1977 - Oil on gingerbread 14.4 x10, 4 cm(Private Collection - F. & M. B. W.)

Tulip, the colors of the team

In a day at also finds a space Colorful dance teams that have their symbols and their colors. Here, as in a superstitious gesture, the artist, following its own unique mood and your instinct, choose the team represented by a flower and pink colors. In real life, a day in the hippodrome, many times you bet according to the enchantment of the symbols that we believe will bring good luck. The passionate professional sempreconto still keep both the origins of the horse and the stable from which it came, where it was bred and trained.

Tulip, the colors of the team - 1977 Oil on gingerbread 10x15 cm(Private Collection - F. & M. B. W.)

Team of horses in blue, raising the dust

This representation is a chronicle of the time common to many races. Often, during the equestrian events, it happens that the horses are in this condition group apparigliati in a scrum. At their passage, especially in the canter, appears to raise the dust. This, at times, it is entirely imaginary born in the fantasy created from the hustle and "scrimmage" of men and animals that are measured in strength and very close. His horses here are in fact represented in blue, just to distinguish them from the sand raised in their wake

Team of horses in blue, raising dust - 1977 - Oil on gingerbread 14.5 x 10 cmù(Private Collection - F. & M. B. W.)

Proto races (Cathay)

Here the author imagines to attend one of the first races of the story, and calls into question the ancient China; conceives in his imagination, like a journey of his fellow countryman Marco Polo, a horse and a warrior-jockey, properly harnessed with the costumes and colors of the time.

Proto races (Cathay) - 1977 oil on gingerbread 14.5 x 10 cm (Private collection - F. & MBW)

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