Procession of Tribute Horses
The artwork utilizes lenticular printing, a method that imparts a 3D depth illusion to 2D images. The piece draws inspiration from paintings of tribute horses within the collection of the Palace Museum, including those by Giuseppe Castiglione, who contributed to a hybrid style that merged Western realism with traditional Chinese artistic elements. The artwork comprises 24 lenticular prints presented in a significant 10-meter-wide and 6-meter-tall lightbox.
Ten horses were digitally extracted from the original paintings by Jean Denis Attiret, displayed in the Museum. These horses are integrated into a singular procession, illustrating their journey from a distant point to life-size presence in the gallery. Background components from the original paintings were combined to craft a cohesive backdrop for this immersive three-dimensional tribute horse parade.