Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

A Horse Named Paleo

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This is another of the American Museum of Natural History’s horse artworks. This piece is located on the grounds near the west entrance to the museum itself, as you can see in some of the shots in this photoessay.

Paleo, right side.

Artist: Ida Pagano.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

All of these horse artworks are modeled after a full sized horse, standing approximately five and a half feet at the withers (shoulder).

The ambient light makes the pattersn and colors on this side of the horse difficult to photograph. Again, as I mentioned in an earlier photoessay for another of these horses, I have photographed these horses repeatedly under a variety of light conditions, but have not been able to capture the beauty of the artwork in its complexity.

Paleo, left side.

Artist: Ida Pagano.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

This image provides you with a better idea of the precise location of this horse: looking at the west entrance of the American Museum of Natural History (yes, that entrance is open). You can also see a large banner in the window advertizing AMNH’s new traveling show; The Horse.

Paleo, hind left view.

Artist: Ida Pagano.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

I dunno about you, but I really like this image.

Paleo, detail.

Artist: Ida Pagano.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Portrait of a portrait.

This image was taken under full sunlight — fortunately, this horse is well-shaded by huge oak and maple trees that live on the grounds.

Paleo, portrait.

Artist: Ida Pagano.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Other AMNH Horse artworks: Starry Night and Nocturnal Landscape.

Comments

  1. #1 Bob O'H
    May 28, 2008

    Ha, from that last photo, it’s clear that this horse stands at 2 hands.

  2. #2 The Ridger
    May 28, 2008

    Oooo I like this one. I hope I can get to NYC before they take these down.

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