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Leonid Balaklav
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Reuven Rubin
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Toby Cohen

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Com-Position (06/09/2018 - 01/11/2018)


In this exhibition we deal with the connections between artists, the techniques and the different sizes in Israeli art.

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Seeing as every artwork deals in its specific space, we acknowledge the white space of the gallery and contain within it groups of positions, subjects and sizes who combine into a mosaic of Israeli art from its beginning till today plus one rare work by Marc Chagall (oil on board).

In art, Composition refers to the relationship between objects and the work's frame. The objects in the artwork could be lines, shapes, images and colors, which create tangible and abstract expressions. The various objects are attached, drawn, printed or embossed on the work itself, as well as its background, contribute to the creation of the composition. In some works the composition can be seen breaking the boundaries of its formal frame.

In visual art there isn't a physical frame that bounds the art, but a space which contains the work and to which the objects refer. The objects are made of different materials and together they are combined to abstract and tangible images. The objects might have spaces between them. The composition is realized by the relation of the objects to the space in which they are in. of course, the relations between the objects has importance in the creation of the composition as is their relation to the space.

The organization of the objects creates different types of compositions. The way they influence the composition is determined by the center of the installation, the balance between its parts, its movement and its treatment of the subject or the message of the work.

1.       Symmetric Composition – when both parts of the composition are identical, as in the architecture of ancient temples.

2.       Balanced Composition – when a two-part composition is balanced, whether in color or in shape.

3.       Incidental Composition – there is no balance between the parts of the composition, and the orientation of the objects is not planned.

4.       Open Composition – the objects are facing toward the outside of the frame and sometimes stray from or cut by it.

5.       Closed Composition – the objects face towards the center and are full.

6.       Dynamic Composition – is created through diagonal or broken lines or objects in different directions who shift the viewers eye and create confusion

7.       Central Composition – composition in which the focus is in the center, this accurate composition creates an unnatural feeling and is used mainly for formal needs.

8.       Pyramidical Composition – a composition in which the focus is in the center of the horizontal axis  and the top third of the composition.

Exhibited Artists:

Menachem Shemi, Arieh Aroch, Mordechai Levanon, Mordechai Ardon, Josef Zaritzky, Abel Pann, Reuven Rubin, Marcel Janco, Anna Ticho, Samuel Bak, Yochanan Simon, Naftali Bezem, Yigal Tumarkin, Yaacov Agam, Menashe Kadishman, Lea Nikel, Jack Jano, Jan Rauchwerger, Yoav Ben Dov, Toby Cohen, Hagai Argov, Leonid Balaklav, Yonathan Ofek, Jacob Feldman & one Marc Chagall

Past Exhibitions List.
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