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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN ISRAEL

Mordecai Ardon
1896-1992
WHITE LEAF
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN ISRAEL

Mordecai Ardon
1896-1992
WHITE LEAF
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Details & Cataloguing

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Mordecai Ardon
1896-1992
1896 - 1992
WHITE LEAF
signed Ardon  and dated 60 (lower right); signed Ardon, titled White Leaf and dated 1960 (on a wooden plaque nailed to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
18 by 12 1/2 in.
46 by 32 cm.
Painted in 1960.
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Provenance

Marlborough Fine Art, London

Exhibited

London, Marlborough Fine Art, Exhibition of Paintings by Ardon, 1962, no. 26

Literature

Michèle Vishny, Mordechai Ardon, New York, p. 228, no. 149, illustrated

Catalogue Note

After the 1950's, Ardon's work moved away from Expressionism towards a more lyrical and symbolic style seen in the present work. The depth, richness  and delicate balance of the colors in this painting are typical of his work of this period. He continued to draw on Jewish history and was especially concerned with Jerusalem and the Old Testament. "With his brush and colors Ardon exhalts all creation... Whether he paints leaf, stone, sun, moon, wind, rain, dawn, or twilight, the image is never really a depiction of outer reality but a revelation of its essence. In bringing forms to life on the canvas, Ardon adds a new dimension to our perception of the universe, endowing it with fresh meaning." (Michèle Vishny, Mordechai Ardon, New York, p. 49)

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