2020
Drawings inspired by the film, The Turin Horse

The drawings (51 x 46 or 46 x 51 inches, and the smaller 15 x 23 inches) were started around May 19, 2020. Partly based on stills from Bela Tarr's film, The Turin Horse, they are all charcoal, graphite, ink and/or oil on Arches oil paper.

I have several indelibly imprinted images and experiences in my life that opened up my soul and that I hold onto for courage, sustenance and hopefulness. Not because they are hopeful messages per se but because of the  resounding resonance, for me, of the feeling that in the midst of life there is such quiet resignation and acceptance of one's fate. The Hungarian director offers such a haunting and mesmerizing visual poem that I felt compelled to turn to some of the imagery from the film.



https://www.google.com/books/edition/Slow_Movies/khrIAgAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=reviews+of+Slow+Movies,+the+book,+the+turin+horse&pg=PA156&printsec=frontcover

Turin Horse Series 2020
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Graphite on watercolor paper
Ohlsdorfer and Horse
2020
Graphite on watercolor paper
15 x 15 inches
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Sumi ink on paper
Ohlsdorfer and Horse II
2020
Sumi ink on paper
15 x 15 inches
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Graphite on paper
Ohlsdorfer and Daughter with Horse
2020
Graphite on paper
17 x 23 in
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Graphite on paper
Ohlsdorfer and Horse III
2020
Graphite on paper
17 x 23 in
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Sumi ink on paper
Ghost of Man and Horse
2020
Sumi ink on paper
17 x 23 in
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Graphite on paper
Portrait of a Younger Ohlsdorfer
2020
Graphite on paper
17 x 23 in
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Graphite and ink on paper
Cervantes and Rocinante
2020
Graphite and ink on paper
17 x 23 inches
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Graphite, ink, coffee on paper
Another Time
2020
Graphite, ink, coffee on paper
17 x 23 in
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020  larger drawings from the Turin Horse Series
studio
May 2020
larger drawings from the Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Charcoal, graphite, sumi ink on Arches oil paper
Breath I
2020
Charcoal, graphite, sumi ink on Arches oil paper
46 x 41 in

Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Charcoal, graphite, sumi ink on Arches oil paper
Breath II
2020
Charcoal, graphite, sumi ink on Arches oil paper
52 x 46 in

Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Charcoal, graphite, sumi ink on Arches oil paper
Heading Home
2020
Charcoal, graphite, sumi ink on Arches oil paper
46 x 51 in

Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Charcoal, graphite on Arches oil paper
The Well
2020
Charcoal, graphite on Arches oil paper
51 x 46 in

Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020 Charcoal, graphite on Arches oil paper
Ghost I
2020
Charcoal, graphite on Arches oil paper
46 x 51 in

Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020

ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020

ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020

ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020

ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020

ELENI SMOLEN  Turin Horse Series 2020