Monday, 6 December 2010

Nurit David Milk and Wine paintings

In a lecture delivered at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in May 2000, David examined in detail the affects that three literary tracts had on her Milk and Wine paintings. One was The Pré, a poem by the French poet Francis Ponge; a second, Under the Volcano, a novel by the English author Malcolm Lowry, and the third was James Joyce’s Dubliners. They all deal with the unraveling of one’s life, disillusionment, and the final chapter—death. Towards the end of her talk she admits, “…over the years my painting shifted from affinity with Ponge’s approach, namely belief in the ability to shape the world, or to become acquainted with it, through elaboration of consciousness in the direction of Lowry’s pessimistic, albeit more plentiful, view, and correspondingly from conceptual to figurative painting.” Givon Art Gallery

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