|Don't go looking for this painting in any catalogue raisonne |
listing Arikhas' life's work. It's an image I composed emphasizing
the artist's two major strengths--self-portraits and interiors.
|Honing one's portrait skills through self-portraiture.|
|Except for that of his wife, Anne, most of Arikha's portraits are|
rendered with relatively subtle and sparing use of color.
|Independence War, |
1948, Avigdor Arikha
|Arikha's work from the period before 1973 when he produced only|
drawings and etchings.
|Experience, 1957, |
|Apart from portraits of himself and others, Arikha's greatest strength was in his still-life paintings, always of common, everyday objects.|
|Two of my favorite interiors by Arikha.|
|Autumn, 1990, Avigdor Arikha.|
Taken as a whole, Arikha's
landscapes are almost entirely
bland and boring. This one I
kind of like.