At the races- Chronicle

Mount from shark

In addition to choosing the good horse, the player often has led to choose the jockey, namely the mounts. In the box you can see that here the jockey is represented as a shark that bites the horse up to deform by giving it a war machine. Therefore based on its reputation for squeezing and sample.

Mount from shark - 1977 - Oil on gingerbread 14 x 10 cm (Private collection - F. & MBW)

Face to face, you go to photography

As can be seen, are represented here two horses' heads. A clear and well in red, with the eye observing the avvicinasi of the other, which is very nuanced and in blue, superimposed on the preceding. The two faces are close together, but still appear in the image slightly apart. Changing the viewing point, how about an imaginary line, may well overlap. This illusion, it often happens in racing, when the finish line, thanks to the fast movement, you do not have the distinction of who prevails and that is the winner. And then the "speaker" announces: "We are moving in photography," the only evidence that can bring order to the rankings. An event is not rare at the races, which sometimes creates real worries of mind waiting for the official verdict post-analysis of the photos by the judges.

Face to face, you go to photograph - 1977 - Oil on gingerbread 14.5 x 10 cm (Private collection - F. & MBW)

Studying the next race

The subject is unique and the first, in this case, is the figure of a man sitting and folded in on itself that pays the utmost attention to the paper placed in his hands. Posture that invites isolation and the private moment. Moment that precedes the coming race during which the player, jealous of its strategy and its knowledge, tends to racchiudersi in a sort of shield from the outside world; insulation that also takes away from the "tussle" created by other fans who, in one way or another, with their input, could disturb him. In painting this tendency towards closure is reinforced even more by the huge hat on his head of the punter, additional protection in defense of his concentration.

Studying the next race - 1977 - Oil on gingerbread 14.5 x 10 cm (Private collection - F. & MBW)

Fly like a jet ... I pointed at you

It is represented in this framework the thought of the player, just before the start of the race, a bet made. The immagime includes everything incitement dedicated to the horse chosen, because really there flights at supersonic speed sopravvanzando everyone else. Just like a jet.

Vola come un jet… ho puntato su di te - 1977 Olio su panforte 20,8x 13,8 cm ù(Collezione privata -  F. & M. B. W.)

Shipwreck, bad day at the races

Even this representation is certainly worthy of careful observation. It is noted that the main subject is a ship with sail explained. A vessel that is a new journey, a new adventure. So the player starts his day with high hopes. An epic dealt with as a sailor who indulges in the wind, hoping it will be good. But many times, episode after episode, the current adverse and bad luck led him towards defeat and the sinking of his ship. Feeling alone and shipwrecked on a raft. Picture shown here inside the sail.

Shipwreck, bad day at the races - 1977 - Oil on gingerbread 20.8 x13, 8 cm (Private collection - F. & MBW)

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