'Horse power' by Zadok Ben-David (2003)
On the Koningsplein in The Hague (NL) you will find this sculpture made by Zadok Ben-David: 'Horse power'.
The form of the horse is taken from an eighteenth or nineteenth-century volume of anatomical illustrations, but is shown, ironically, as a monument to power and glory. The form of the horse, being made as flat fretwork is a shadow rather that a full three-dimensional body, emphasising Ben-David's concept of the ultimate immaterial nature of grandeur.
The sculpture is a gift of the family Dov Gottesman and Amsterdam Commodities NV to the municipal The Hague. [ view on map ]