In this calligraphy, the arts of the empty space and the solid space coexist. This horse is not clear nor dark : it is both in white and in black, by two opposite readings, two complementary interpretations. One general movement, circular, breaks an attitude a little bit frozen. As usual concerning the horse. Its flexibility is an illusion, due to its grace.
As a conclusion, the general rectangle of the picture is what the
mathematicians call ∆’.
(see « The tympanum of Conques »).