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ROBERT BASER (1908–1998) PAINTING AND SCULPTURE: A RETROSPECTIVE

ROBERT BASER (1908–1998) PAINTING AND SCULPTURE: A RETROSPECTIVE

The exhibition includes paintings and sculptures created over seventy years of work. Robert Baser was one of the founders of the New Horizons (“Ofakim Hadashim”) group, and is known especially for his watercolors. Indeed, his aquarelles are noted for a rich, radiant colorfulness, and perfectly translate the uniqueness of Mediterranean light and colors. His larger, more planned works in oils and acrylics display a solid structuralism, expressing his work’s typical synthesis between the Dionysian layer – expressive and emotional, and the Apollonian – rationalistic and reserved. Until the late 1970s, Baser was considered among Israel’s best innovative sculptors. However, this facet of his work is less known, for he hardly exhibited his sculptures, although he never stopped creating them. It was actually in his sculptures that he gave his fertile imagination a free rein, in experiments and innovations and a humoristic, ironic expression of his social and political views.

OPENING DATE:

Saturday 20 March 2010

Saturday 19 June 2010

LOCATION:

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Pavilion

CURATOR:

Prof. Gila Ballas

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  • Composition, 1980s acrylic on cardboard 13.8x23.8
  • Fortifications on the Golan Heights, Loneliness, 1970s acrylic on cardboard
  • Landscape, 1980s acrylic on cardboard 66x64.5
  • No! Early 1960s Iron 197x109x36
  • Soldier, 1990s acrylic on cardboard 70x100.5
  • The Fisherman, late 1950s watercolours on paper 36x52.5 private collection, Tel-Aviv
  • Zoe –Agapi (life-Love), 1957