Friday, May 25, 2007

Eyes To See

ART Yellow BadgeYellow Badge Photo is courtesy of Judith Weinshall Liberman who sent me the following caption:
SELF PORTRAIT OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST #4 is part of Judith Weinshall Liberman's SELF PORTRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST series. This work is 10" by 8" (25 cm by 20 cm) and was created in 1997. It is in the permanent collection of The William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A. In SELF PORTRAIT #4 the artist's face appears on the figure in the foreground. She is seen as an old woman marked by a yellow star. The original photograph on which this work is based appears in the background. The artist's face has no features except for her eyes, which are open to see. The colors were selected to convey a feeling of doom. The SELF PORTRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST series consists of over 150 small mixed-media works in which the artist places herself in Holocaust settings in an effort to explore her emotional relationship to the subject of the Shoah and to express her empathy with its victims.

Copyright: Judith Weinshall Liberman 2007

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