Some time ago, on my way to Museum Singer at Laren, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, I came across a small meadow where my favorite tree stands that I painted years ago (autumn tree at Laren), where these two horses were. I am not a trained doctor in horses’ physiology but I saw from the motionless body of the lying horse and her rapid eye movements that she was in poor shape, not to speak of immiment death lurking. The other horse was standing on guard next to it. I was fascinated by the beauty of the verticality and horizontal positions of both horses. When I returned from the museum both horses were removed. Whatever happened I don’t know but I am an artist and what I can do is to immortalize that horse that showed its compositary beauty right in front of me.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) format)
Artist: Corné Akkers