Friday, November 14, 2014

Physical Energy

Physical Energy by George Frederic Watts, Lancaster Walk, Kensington Gardens, London
Physical Energy” by George Frederic Watts, 1907
Lancaster Walk, Kensington Gardens
London, September 2014

“In his final years, George Frederic Watts turned his hand to creating sculptures. His most famous sculpture is the large-sized bronze statue named Physical Energy that was created in 1902. The statue depicts a naked horseman shading his eyes as he looked into the sun. Watts' intention was to dedicate the piece to Genghis Khan, Muhammad, Attila and Tamerlane – figures that Watts thought epitomized raw willpower.”
(George Frederic Watts, Totally History)

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