Artwork Title: Horse and Train - Artist Name: Alex Colville

Horse and Train

Alex Colville, 1954

"The painting...shows a dark horse galloping down railroad tracks, away from the viewer and into the path of an oncoming train. Colville has said the painting was inspired by a couplet written by the South African poet Roy Campbell: "Against a regiment I oppose a brain/And a dark horse against an armoured train." "...can be seen... in Kubrick's The Shining."

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