01 May

Composing Worlds with Nurit David

Nurit David is an Israeli artist whose body of work covers several decades. She has worked with various mediums and composed coherent worlds that are highly intriguing. While most of her works are not collages per se, they have a collage quality, where concepts and ideas, as well as different emotions meets. And this is where the strength of her works lie: Nurit David’s aesthetic is balancing contrasts between the inner worlds of people and their outside expression. Her paintings in particular are characterized by a harmonious tension, where items seem to lie and rely on each other, giving shape to something that is condensed and balanced.

 

Nurit David has authored many single-person exhibitions and has been part of many group exhibitions. She has won numerous awards, including the 2003 Minister of Culture and Education Prize for Art and Design.

Her works can be seen today throughout Israel and the world, including in the The Israel Museum of Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Discover our selection of her works below:

 

Building a Summer House II

 

Nurit David? No, I don’t remember

 

 

Sea for Girls

 

The Wheel

 

Monks Playing in a Garden

 

Gathering Dry Leaves

 

Websites:

nuritdavid.com
www.givonartgallery.com

11 Mar

Representations of Political Power

Constructing power

In the course of history, power has always had one of the most important roles in arts and cultural products. The methods of framing and visually constructing power have been carefully created and developed. Even though we might think that the ancient Egyptians and Greeks had more naive ways of representing the idea of power, this is quite false. Even back in ancient times, artists had developed specific mechanisms to express the power of the leaders of their time.

It is of great interest to notice how power has usually been conveyed through some specific and consequent means.  Specific gestures, colors, clothes, objects and references constitute universal symbols of power in Western art. Upon a certain investigation in visual representations of power, one notices that artists usually mix two or three of these elements to express the strength of a leader.

Strong charcters have been for the most part of arts history real historic figures, but as the arts developed, more and more fictional characters have become ideals of power.

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