%C2%A9 Enzo Cucchi

Il Respiro del Cavallo, 1982

Etching and aquatintexpand_more

Gift of Anne and Robert Buxtonexpand_more  P.90.30.1

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Horses appear regularly in Enzo Cucchi’s paintings and graphic work, often in a symbolic role. Here, the wavy, abstract cloud—the horse’s exhaled breath—intermingling with crosses set in a desolate landscape may allude to the rhythms of life and death. Cucchi intended the subject to be mysterious, to elicit a poetic response from the viewer.

Cucchi was a pioneer of Neo-Expressionism, an artistic movement popular in Western Europe and the United States during the 1970s and 1980s. Neo-Expressionists emphasized nonconformity and experimentation, along with symbolism and mythic subjects.

Il Respiro del Cavallo
Artist Life
born 1949
Accession Number
Anne and Robert Buxton, New York; given to MIA, 1990.
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