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Horse in Midair

In the twentieth century, painters began to depict horses in truer positions. This lithograph shows horses in midair with all four hooves off the ground at once. Before photography, the human eye was unable to register the correct movements of a horse’s hooves.

Credit: Twentieth century lithograph depicting horses in mid-air: Goat Ripping, Tajikistan by Louis Lozowick, 1932. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Adele Lozowick.