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Texas: Still Remembering San Antonio – this time at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

I love horses and I love art.¬†I especially love horses in art, as some collage¬†prints hanging on my living room walls (purchased from the annual Toronto Outdoor Art show the first weekend in July) attests. But that’s as far as I put equine and art together until I visited the Briscoe Western Art Museum in […]

Replica Chinese Tang horse

Texas: From Tang to Tomb – Chinese Horses in Art and History

Tang Emperors, from the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907), were avid horse fanciers who, according to historians, built heated stables for their favourite equines. A lot of their sturdy and well-groomed mounts (useful in battle) were imported from Central Asia and ceramic versions of these revered beasts have been found in many tombs. Many, like this […]