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“Lady and a Vase” by Itzchak Tarkay

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Itzhak Tarkay created his own world of beautiful discerning ladies. He is well-known as one of the central figures in the modern Israeli figurative movement. The painter and graphic artist found inspiration in French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, particularly in the color sophistication of Matisse and the drawing style of Toulouse-Lautrec. Itzhak Tarkay depicted timeless beauty and mysterious elegance of women, suggesting eternal aesthetic values. 

The Lady seems to delve into memories and dreams. A beautiful dialogue through the colours and forms between the vase with a plant and the woman’s dress create the perception of the harmony. Moreover, the figure is so motionless, that the first sight attention divides between the heroine and the vase, which, contrary, is vivid. There are no accidental shades, all tints form the balance, and even the painting on the wall repeats colour combinations. For instance, the rouge of the hat reflects on the wall and in the dress ornament, as well as determine the contour of the house in the background.

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In addition, check our blog “Elegance by Itzhak Tarkay” describes his artworks presented in Kings gallery. For example, “Women in the market” is created in a different manner than most of other paintings. Heroines are not shown dreamy elegant, they are deliberately normal. The background and colors create an oppressive atmosphere. Although shown in bright colors, fruits do not look attractive. Vague images with an accent on grey, brown and dark blue foster a bleak setting.

Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. We strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. In addition, Kings gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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