Venus of Berekhat Ram

Man has been creating art since prehistoric times. It has been our steadfast means of expression and documentation of human history. The oldest examples date from 230 to 700,000 BC; the Bhimbetka and Daraki-Chattan cupolas discovered in Central India and the Venus of Berekhat Ram discovered on the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel.

In more recent years, it seems other species have taken up art exhibiting extraordinary talent. Horses seem to have a particular panache for painting most notably, Metro Meteor, whose art sales supported New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. Romeo and Juliet, Teddy the Pony and Justin have also created impressive bodies of work. Talented yes but does the work of these equine artists stand up to that created by humans?

Below are 9 paintings created by either horse or human. Can you tell which was created by horse versus human? Simply tap the blue box below each painting for the answer.

Horse or Human

Human

“Rock Bottom” by Joan Mitchell

Auctioned in 2014 for $11.9 million setting a record at the time for a female artist.

Horse or Human

Human

“Buttress” by Franz Kline

Horse or Human

Horse

“Field of Lillies” by Romeo

Horse or Human

Human

“Untitled” by Mark Rothko

Horse or Human

Horse

“Saturday in the Saddle” by Justin

Horse or Human

Horse

“Untitled” by Metro Meteor

Horse or Human

Human

“Totemic Figure” by Robert Motherwell

Horse or Human

Human

“Rosy-Fingered Down at Louse Point” by Willem deKooning

Horse or Human

Horse

“Get Off Your High Horse” by Teddy

Art Images Courtesy: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Mesa Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, dekooning.org and wikimedia commons;89602925.

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