Lafosse’s horse medicine in color

If we are to believe General Mennessier de la Lance, we owe Lafosse junior (1738-1820) a “true monument to the global study of the horse”. His Cours d’Hippiatrique ou Traité complet de la Médecine des Chevaux (Course in Horse Medicine or Complete Treatise on Hipiatry), published in 1772, cost the author a fortune estimated at […]

Histoire générale des animaux, des végétaux et des minéraux.

The beliefs of Mr. Tupputi

Domenico Tupputi (1763-1838) was one of the last people to believe in the existence of the “jumart”, a chimerical hybrid less famous than the unicorn, product of the crossing of a bull with a mare or a donkey. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Neapolitan agronomist, a refugee in France, wrote a book […]

L'Adoration des mages de Léonard de Vinci - Réflectographie infrarouge

Leonardo’s horses

The beautiful exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci by the Louvre Museum contains a large number of drawings of horses. This exceptional draughtsman gives life to his animals in each stroke, in the sense of proportion and movement, the perception of light, the delicacy of gesture. The infrared reflection of the work “The Adoration of […]