Celebrates the amazing spectacle of the hare as it evades the two greyhounds that course it. Of course the hare escaped. The object of the sport is for the red or white collared greyhound to be closest to the Hare when it does its first “turn”. The hare’s notorious confidence at being able to escape its pursuers means it doesn’t produce an evasive manoeuvre until the greyhounds are within a few metres. Its grace , and that of the greyhounds, in flight….their elegant streamlined bodies caught in the dramatic engineering of of nature, are caught beautifully here by artist David Dent. The work was done after three years of studying hundreds of 'courses' at Clonmel’s national meeting in Ireland where the Coursing Derby and Oaks are staged before 50 000 people…..but it could equally be the Waterloo Cup or any other coursing event.
Not an image for your more lily livered dinner guests. So make sure you have one on your wall!
The speed and dynamics of the beautiful animals are breathtakingly caught and accentuated in the giclee (on watercolour paper) with original watercolour violently splashed across the image by artist David Dent.
The image captures the speed superbly with feverishly flicked paint to suggest movement.
This could be the Waterloo Cup or coursing anywhere but was in fact at Clonmel in Ireland which is the centre of the Coursing world.
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