Etel Adnan: Behind the Horizon Line
by A. R. Fominaya
Besides her literary works, the celebrated Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and scholar Etel Adnan (1925–2021) also created visual works such as films, oil paintings, and tapestries. Published in conjunction with the first exhibition in Spain to survey her career, ‘Behind the Horizon Line’ presents a selection of more than 60 works since the 1960s, with a special emphasis on her output from the last two decades. All the artist’s creative media – painting, drawing, leporellos, ceramics, textiles, and video – are represented. As such, the collection clearly reflects her stylistic evolution from the pure geometric abstraction of her early years to her interpretations of landscape in the 1970s.