Horse And Rider

Commision Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Three dimensional work
270 X 360 X 60 cm
Giclée print on Hahnemuhle Goya poly-cotton canvas

Horse And Rider is available as limited edition (2D) C-print read more

‘Horse and rider’ is a 3-dimensional photographic installation echoing the classic equestrian portrait.
The depicted lady’s dress bulks out of the sizable two-dimensional picture, from the waist down onto the floor.

The combination of 2D and 3D with parts of the image breaking away from the usual confines of the photographic discipline is typical for Freudenthal/Verhagen installations.

In 2012, Centraal Museum organized the exhibition Blue Jeans, 350 years of jeans, about the many facets of denim and jeans.
As part of the exhibition, the museum commissioned Freudenthal/Verhagen to create 5 works, as a guideline for the 5 main themes in the exhibition:
Early history & heritage; DNA & indigo; sustainability & innovation; craft & jeans couture; Streetwear & Uniformity
The opening room of the exhibition was dedicated to early history & heritage.
'Heritage' was the starting idea for Horse & Rider, which was exhibited in the same room opposite the 17th century painting: Woman Begging with Two Children, a key piece in the exhibition
Horse and Rider, edition 1/3, 270 X 360 X 90 cm was purchased in 2013 by the Centraal Museum, the municipality museum in Utrecht (the Netherlands)