Organised by the Francesco Baracca Museum in Modena.
In the square in Modena, a drawing workshop for girls and boys, and an exhibition that, almost galloping or running, grows, takes shape, and transforms itself for two days...
Starting from the famous insignia of Lugo's Ace of the Skies, that black Prancing Horse that appears on the fuselage of his plane in 1917, to the symbolic and romantic handover to the young Enzo Ferrari by Francesco Baracca's mother, Countess Paolina Biancoli.
A meeting that in his memoirs the driver from Modena coincides with his first car victory at the Savio circuit in Ravenna, on 17 June 1923, exactly one hundred years ago.
The Baracca Museum in Lugo is organising a drawing workshop that, taking its cue from the world-famous prancing horse that first appeared on Scuderia Ferrari cars in 1932, unveils its origins and developments, starting from a work of observation and copying, and then freely transforming and interpreting it through new and unpredictable shapes and colours, and the individuality rendered by the handcrafted and imperfect dimension of the individual drawing.
An almost flying drawing workshop then, starting from Francesco Baracca's little horse and its many variations that have made it an image that is still alive and powerful today.
We are waiting for you in the Piazza in Modena (in two shifts from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) to draw a herd of horses using different techniques and tools... perhaps freed from logos and coats of arms, and ready to go, free, wild and galloping, around the world.
To do this we will also look around a bit, and in addition to the historical reproductions in the gazebo, we will lend our eyes to other artists who have drawn or painted prancing horses, and above all invent new and even more beautiful ones because they are personal and have never been seen before. The workshop is aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12.
What will you find at the Baracca Museum stand?
In addition to a small exhibition that, through panels and photographic reproductions, shows the origins and development of the little horse, comparing Baracca's with that of the Scuderia Ferrari, and other visual examples that reveal its origins or possible suggestions, on the two side walls, the central wall will be white, free and ready to welcome all the horses drawn during these days to form a display that grows and transforms.