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The Evolution of The Frank Colson Horse


 

"Tang Horse"

 1991

The head of this animal is tightly tucked into the neck and the eyes are very slanted.

 

 

 

Early "Tang Horse"

(18" x 21" x 5") (46cm x 53cm x 13cm) 

 

1991, Glazed clay 

 
 
 
 

DECO TANG HEAD

(14" x 6" x 4") (36cm x 15cm x 10cm)

 

In lIn late May and during June of 2002, development of the Deco Tang Head evolved. This extremely stylized horse head (14" x 6" x 4") was developed as a variation of the Tang Horse. This scale of this head affords an opportunity for a monumental piece two feet or more high.

 

SurSurface treatments with a wide variety of final applications can be applied as well.

 

Clay

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

TANG HORSE

 

Tang Horse Series

In 1999, a new Museum of Asian Arts opened and incorporated as a non-profit entity in Sarasota, Florida.

Mr. Colson was invited to be a charter member of the board of directors.

Mr. Colson was asked to do restoration on several museum pieces.

One such work was an authentic Tang Dynasty horse. Taking his inspiration from this ancient classic,
Colson presents his Tang Horse Series.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

NEW STYLIZED TANG HORSES

2002

 

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Tang Horse I
(24" x 21" x 8")

(61cm x 53cm x 20cm), clay

Saddle Horse
(23" x 21" x 8")
(59cm x 53cm x 20cm), clay
 

Braying Horse
(25" x 21" x 8")
(64cm x 53cm x 20cm), clay

Mane Horse
(24" x 21" x 8")

(61cm x 53cm x 20cm), clay

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EMA HORSE

(18" x 14") (46cm x 36cm)

 

This interpretive tile design by artist Frank Colson is a stylization from a 17th century Japanese gold leaf wood block.  The four ceramic tiles are each hand pressed and hand glazed individually. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

          

Tang Horse Lady Tile I

(15" x 15") (38cm x 38cm)

 

17th CENTURY JAPANESE & TANG DYNASTY HORSE RELIEF TILES   During the summer of 1996, after touring mainland China and being briefly in Japan again, Mr. Colson developed a series of ceramic tiles stylized after historical images of horses of that period. The EMA horse tile grouping and the DOUBLE EMA horse grouping are of 17th century Japan. Two compositions interpretive of horses of the Tang Dynasty are a group of six glazed high colored tiles of a noble lady riding side-saddle upon a Tang horse. 

 

     

 

"Lady Riding"

(12"x12"x12" ) (31cm x 31cm x 31cm)

Circa 1996

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

DOUBLE EMA TILE

(21" x 14.5") (53cm x 37cm)

 

 2002, Ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

EMA HORSE

(17" x 13" x 1/4") (43cm x 33cm x 3cm)

 Iridescent Glass Platter, Circa 2002

 

This Ema Horse is from an ancient Japanese design, from a wood block dated 47 A.D.

In iridescent glass, this translucent platter reflects and transmits amazing colors.

It is a one of a kind creation for those who truly love beauty in glass.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to view INDEX TO COLSON HORSE EVOLUTION,

or click below to view any object or page in this section.

 

1-Introduction to  The Evolution of The Frank Colson Horse  
2-PALM CANYON 9,  PALM CANYON 12,  CIRCUS HORSE SERIES II,  circus horse with 3 ridersCIRCUS HORSE,  CONTEMPORARY HAN HORSE PEDESTAL HORSE  
3-Early "Tang Horse",  DECO TANG HEAD,  NEW STYLIZED TANG HORSES EMA HORSE,  Tang Horse Lady,  Tile I,  "Lady Riding",  DOUBLE EMA TILE EMA HORSE (platter)  
4-POLISHED BRONZE HORSE,  WINGS OF HOPE ARMORED HORSE  
5-THUNDERFLIGHT,  The Dancing Horse in Silver,  NEBULA LAUNCH,  MOON FLIGHT New Phase
6-KALEIDOSCOPE HORSE,  Au Natural HORSE PAINTED HORSE  
7-WINGED HORSE,  ROMAN HORSE,  ENGLISH SADDLE HORSE,  WESTERN SADDLE HORSE,  MAJESTIC CIRCUS HORSE 
8-POMPEII HORSE LION MANE HORSE,  DRAGON MANE HORSE,  EGYPTIAN MANE HORSE,  YUAN HORSE DESERT HORSE,   RIPPLE MANE HORSE  
9-BRITANNIA HORSES
10-HANAKU HORSE, FLASH, PERFORMING CIRCUS HORSE SERIES I, TWIN MATES - Clay horse mates WHITE ANGEL - Jumping Horse Series II, JUMPING HORSE SERIES I, EXUBERANCE
 

 

 
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