Drawing a model is always a challenge, it’s refreshing and inspiring.
Quick life drawings are exciting and challenging – it means capturing the model’s mood, the model’s character, all together as well as the artist’s mood. Also there is the challenge of putting up like a foot-step on the paper of the right atmosphere of the event.
The model actually is a tool for the artist. Drawing the human body is the best mind & hand coordination exercise. Drawing a model expresses more than anything the artist’s mood.
One can draw even a “Self Portrait” under the “cover” of a model.
To draw a nude model can take the artist closer to the essence of himself. Scratching the paper means like it’s his own skin; drawing an inner reflection.
Drawing a model is a pure and intimate way to bring up topics that the artist wants to raise. Choosing the style is part of the statement. The free expressive work with a model is also inspiring for other ideas and works that the artist is engaged with; it’s like solving mathematical formula via the figure.
The artist expresses his ideas, his own thoughts by unveiling characteristics of the model’s character.
A kiss to the world! By Regina, a woman that’s proud of her body.
Primary – the life of an individual is most important.
The Corona crisis in the Western countries and in Israel, has been characterized primarily as a health crisis, with scientific aspects and economic consequences.
The political crisis emerging under the health and economic crisis has no less serious consequences than the consequences of the Corona itself.
Under the health crisis that the Western democracies have taken on to, a public & political crisis has also been revealed.
Extraordinary powers that the public gives to its governments, must serve only the purpose for which they were given: suppressing the disease in Corona and balancing the other violations of individual rights created as a result.
The Corona crisis created in some countries “legal” circumstances for “temporary” emergency laws that restricts civil rights on the pretext of the “public good”. Also created an unequal enforcement between different populations.
The excuse of spreading the virus deprives the individual citizen of his civil rights, allowing the government and the state to enforce civil laws while the citizens are mentally and physically in weak condition.
Individual rights Should be kept at all times and atthe times of Corona plague.
Tomer Ganun from Calcalist; Israeli newspaper: 23.3.2020 (Above)
“Individual rights do not “survive” throughthe Corona plague.“
Protecting the rights of the individual is not a privilege in an emergency. On the contrary, it is mandatory. The bridle must not be removed. Supervision of the information collected about us, the citizens and its use.
The balance between preserving the public and preserving its right to privacy must not be compromised. Giving up here is dangerous and doomed to disaster. It gives wide discretion to various parties – the Shaback (Secret police), the Police, the Ministry of Health – who may abuse their power in the name of protecting the public.
My work is inspired by: Guernica by Picasso & 1984, A Novel by George Orwell
Creating – is an endless search and adventure into the inner truth
To express Creation, the Birth of the Worlds – it is parallel to an inner search.
It’s a surprise to me, again and again, to realize that making a painting, creating art, as well as writing, it’s a methodical conscious and unconscious form of search into the inner truth, the inner thoughts; side by side with the urge for adventure.
From the dawn of humanity human feelings have been expressed in painting, in sculpture – as truth passionate feelings, “experiences of the soul”.
And so, in late 2014, I gave myself a complete freedom – without fear, with no pain, without limits, with no time restrictions, without color limits – I had just one thing in mind – to express my feelings on the subject – “At the beginning” (Genesis, בראשית).
And I let myself go with that feeling of the heavenly event.
I remember one thing from this event – dizziness! I was eager to express passionately my initial basic feelings, wanted to sacrifice my logical thoughts for the sake of letting go, but what I felt was – dizziness. 😮
As soon as I let myself “to loose the ground”, I went into kind of ecstasy and the colors themselves led me.
The essence of life is expressed in art, by art; it is impossible to separate them from one anther.
Graduation Exhibition at Ravensbourne College of Art, London 1978
It is customary to say “At dawn one can see the coming day”, and so this time I am writing about my graduation exhibition at Ravensbourne College of Art, London in 1978.
After so many years, I can say that in many ways the Anti War Show of 1978 reflects to this day my work, my ideas.
The theme of my exhibition was “Anti War”. The show included different types of works – Large paintings, Submarine sculpture, Silk screen prints, Outdoor display and Written manifest as art-work. Already in my second year in college, I insisted on making a short film (8 mm, 22 minutes) which was indirectly related to the same subject matter of Anti War – “Manna” (Looking for a leader).
At that exhibition, and over the years, I realize that I choose the materials to work with – according to the subject matter (for good or for bad 😊), and try not to “stick” to one form of art.
The works in the Anti War exhibition included very large iron bars of 2 meters high, that symbolize a submarine – THE symbol of weapon of war. The statue of the submarine in its symbolic-minimalist form was chosen for several reasons: These were the years when “Polaris” ballistic missiles were provided on submarine-based as nuclear weapons systems. 1968-1996 Also at the time, there were many demonstrations and marches against the Polaris. In addition, on a personal level, my husband was missing, with a crew of 69 Israeli soldiers of The Dakar submarine, that went missing in the Mediterranean during the Cold War.
Nothing Changed – Weapon is most important!
The main theme of the exhibition was “The Flag”. The flag was introduced in the exhibition in many forms – A fiberglass flag, colorless and without a nationalistic identity, waving on a minimalistic submarine-sculpture.
A painting of a patriot man proudly carried a national flag, being so eager carrying the flag that it covered also his eyes.
Outdoor display flag, 40 meters long– whose beginning was proudly waving high but at the end it sunk deep in the ground in a pool of blood. That flag in a way summed up the exhibition.
And an Anti-War manifesto-flag, in which the text is embedded in English and Hebrew. The flag was placed in a glass box. (see below)
Unfortunately and strangely enough the Anti-War manifesto-flag, was stolen from the exhibition.
נוהגים לומר “עם עלות השחר רואים את היום כולו״, וכך אני כותבת הפעם על תערוכת הסיום שלי בקולג׳ ריבנסבורן בלונדון, 1978, תערוכה אשר משקפת במידה רבה את עבודתי עד היום. נושא תערוכת הסיום היה – “אנטי מלחמה”, שכלל סוגים שונים של עבודות – ציורים, פסל, הדפסי משי, עבודה גדולה מחוץ לכותלי הקולג׳ ומניפסט כתוב כעבודת אמנות – בעברית ואנגלית. כבר בשנה השנייה בקולג ‘התעקשתי להכין סרט קצר (2 דקות) שקשור .”Manna” (מחפש מנהיג)
למדתי שלאורך השנים אני בוחרת את החומרים לעבודותי בהתאמה לאופי הנושא, ומשתדלת לא “להיצמד” לצורת אמנות אחת
העבודות בתערוכה כללו – פסל מיריעות ברזל גדולות, בגובה 2 מטר, שהיו כסמל לצוללת – סמל נשק המלחמה. פסל הצוללת בצורתו הסמלית-מינימליסטית נבחר מכמה סיבות: אלה היו השנים בהן סופקו טילים בליסטיים “פולאריס”, מערכות נשק גרעיניות לצוללות. כמו גם, באותה עת היו הפגנות וצעדות רבות בלונדון ובאנגליה נגד טילי ה״פולריס״. ובנוסף, ברמה האישית, בעלי היה אחד מ- 69 נעדרי הצוללת דקר, שנעלמה בים התיכון במהלך המלחמה הקרה.
הנושא המרכזי של התערוכה היה “הדגל״ הדגל הוצג בצורות רבות – דגל פיברגלס, חסר צבע וללא זהות לאומית, שהתנופף על פסל הצוללת המינימליסטית ציור של פטריוט נושא בגאווה דגל לאומי, ובהיותו כה להוט, הדגל מכסה גם את עיניו דגל שהתנוסס מחוץ לכותלי הקולג׳, באורך 40 מטר, שבתחילתו מתנפנף גבוה בגאווה אך בסופו שקוע באדמה רווייה בדם דגל-מניפסט אנטי מלחמתי, בו מוטבע טקסט באנגלית ובעברית. הדגל הונח בתוך קופסת זכוכית (בתמונה למעלה)
באופן מפתיע ומאכזב דגל-המניפסט האנטי מלחמתי נגנב מקופסת הזכוכית