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FANTASY OF HORSES

March 26, 1956
March 26, 1956

Table of Contents
March 26, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Sebring Comes Of Age
The Wonderful World Of Sport
A Mighty Peculiar Fight
  • Welter Champion Carmen Basilio outfought and outpunched Johnny Saxton but he had no chance in Chicago Stadium, where favorites are fated to lose—as the smart money knows by now

Keystone Crisis
Column Of The Week
Sport In Art
Yesterday
  • Fifty years ago, when 30 mph was fast for average cars, Fred Marriott raced a Stanley Steamer at a speed of two miles a minute. Then three—and crashed

Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

FANTASY OF HORSES

Jon Corbino finds color, movement and excitement at the track

The exhilaration and excitement that vibrate like a shimmering layer of atmosphere over a race track when the horses are keyed up for a race have been transposed into a quality of painting in these canvases by Jon Corbino. The artist, born in Italy and brought to America as a child, has long been attracted by the turbulent patterns of objects in motion. His artistic roots lie in the styles of Delacroix and Rubens, his subject matter often in the world of carnivals and race tracks, where color and movement are inseparable. In the two paintings shown on these pages Corbino has produced immensely sensitive and decorative patterns of elegant mobile creatures, muscles straining, in a richly colored world, half fantasy, half fact.

This is an article from the March 26, 1956 issue Original Layout

"PARADE IN MORNING LIGHT"
Horses parading around the paddock before a race, skittish with excitement and high spirits, inspired this subtly composed painting by Jon Corbino.

"RACE TRACK LINEUP"
Straining to be away, jockeying for position under the guidance of strong hands that control them, highbred horses on the track compose themselves into a magnificent spectacle in this Corbino painting.

TWO PHOTOSCOURTESY OF REHN GALLERY, NEW YORK