An analytical understanding of the volumes decomposes the surfaces into planes of colour gradated in tonality and glazing according to a strict chromatic range. The overlapping of the horses' profile is developed in different directions that mark the composition's rhythm. The cacti in the foreground conquer the space beyond the painting's surface, exuding a wild suggestion that the horses respond to in their natural habitat as a sign of extreme freedom. (P.L.)


  • Title: Herd of mares
  • Creator: Dordio Gomes
  • Date Created: 1929
  • Physical Dimensions: 106 cm x 126 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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