Eight Golden Horses (金马奔腾)

Size: 162 X 97 (CM) (#100)

Horse is the symbol of energy and vitality in Ancient China. Horse signifies perseverance, self-improvement and constant movements towards a goal, a charging and progressive driving force in life. The spirit of a horse is somewhat a reflection of the Chinese nation war days, undeterred by danger, with plentiful optimism to overcome any obstacles in life.

According to the legend, King Mu of Zhou (976-922 BC) had eight horses, and can be seen riding them often in his travels around the world. Each of his eight horses had a special ability that had helped him scaled greater heights during his reign.

Kim Il Tae has painted the golden horses’ elegant temperament, liveliness and high spiritedness in such a realistic and delicate way that highlighted the horse’s noble character. Let the spirits of these horses lead us in the pursue our goal no matter what may stand in our way.

马,是中华民族自古以来所崇尚的一种精神。马象征着奋斗不止、自强不息地进取、朝目标前进、积极向上的生命力量。马的精神正反映出中华民族战天斗地,不畏艰险,克服万难,乐观向上的生命意义。相传周穆王有八匹骏马,常常骑着他巡游天下,八匹骏马各自用特殊的能力共同辅助周天子的天下大业。画家用写实与细腻的手法,勾画出金马奔腾的超凡气质,匹匹骏马昂首挺立,神采奕奕,栩栩如生,精美绝伦,蕴含着与生俱来的高贵气质。金马奔腾反映出了炎黄子孙能力非凡、才华卓越、天下大业的象征。让金马奔腾的精神引导着我们追求理想,马到功成!