This first gallery of the Art section is a tribute to what I consider a "masterpiece of the creative foolishness". When famous sculptor Stefano Bressani asked us to realize a celebrative image for the book dedicated to his first 10 years of activity, an image that was intimately linked to the equestrian world, our thoughts immediately ran to one of the most famous equine portraits in history, Napoleon crossing the Alps, Jacques Louis David's first tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte. With the exception of the scissors and the top hat, Stefano Bressani's distinctive signs, our challenge was to reproduce the paiting with a photographic and realistic key. Our very dear friends Ilario Dal Pietro and Nevio Lepre gave birth to, respectively, the hand-made bit and the hand-made headstall. I chose to pay a tribute to history by being as accurate as possibile, starting from the horse: we used a real Arabian horse given that Marengo (Napoleon's horse) was, in fact, Arabian. David, in my opinion, portraited a horse with Andalusian traits. Another difference between the 2 artworks resides in the light: in David's paiting it comes from left, in ours from right. The "craquelure" effect was created above what was intentionally left as a photo. I didn't give the image a declared painting effect, in order to keep and show its endless details.
Orignal image size: 69 x 46 cm a 300dpi (44,3 MP)
In this section we collected some of the most creative equestrian fantasies we ideated over the years. From the tables created for our first book ARISE, to the tribute to the legendary Gunner | Colonels Smoking Gun through the art of the equally legendary Andy Warhol. Because loving horses, for a photographer, means not only to show them in their essence, but as well show them in his soul's eyes.
The violin player
Hello Miss Kitty & Federica Cavazzoni posed for this extraordinary shot, inspired by a dressage frac that was lended to us by our dear friends at FOR HORSES. This image was created to celebrate 10 years of successes of Auriemma Show Horses
Colonels Smoking Gun Gunner | Pop Art
Gunner [Colonels Smoking Gun]'s most famous image, revisited in a tribute to the genial artist Andy Warhol.
Colonels Smoking Gun Gunner | Pop Art
4-table variantion of Gunner [Colonels Smoking Gun]'s legenday picture.
An extraordinary composition, featuring one of Bait Al Arab's studs, Kuwait's state breeding place. Model: Dragana Milosevic.
Cuoghi Quarter Horses Liquid Colors
A small masterpiece created by Tristan Dark's atelier for the new website of Cuoghi Quarter Horses, a breeder whose passion for details and excellence are the pillars of a breeding program that has a very few competitors worldwide.
Ezz Ezzain, legendary Arabian stud kissed by the sun that penetrates the clouds by the sea.
Arise by Tristan Dark | Penthisileia reaches Troy
Amazon Penthisileia reaches Troy to help Priam, and atone for the incidental death of her sister. From the book "The fall of Troy" by Quintus Smirneus, the first of the three episodes celebrating the queen of the Amazons in our book ARISE.
Arise by Tristan Dark | Penthisileia's steed
Amazon Penthisileia observes the battlefield before the fight with the Greek army starts.
Arise by Tristan Dark | Penhtisileia killed by Achilles' spear
Amazon Penthisileia wounded to death by Achilles' spear. An extraordinary image that required 70 hours of post-production, our make-up artist's talent, and our model Dragana Milosevic's distictive braveness.
Grey Asset, a contemporary "western pleasure" and "western riding" legend, in a "Greek pose" for our book ARISE.
Famous reining champin Spat Split And White "stolen" to his natural environment and taken into the magic of an antique Greek shore.
Third image of a triptych that celebrates the woman's beauty in a tribute to the Appaloosa Breed. The spots, including the famous "exclamation mark", come from different most colorful champions and were added in post production.