Gallery Talks, Lectures and Events
Pharaoh in Canaan
Arie Aroch Works from the Israel MuseumNovember 1, 2008-December 13, 2008
Location: The Artists' House, 12 Shmuel HaNagid Street, Jerusalem
Artist: Arie Aroch
Curator: Timna Seligman
Media: oil on canvas, oil, pencil and collage on wood and paper, painted reliefs and oil stick on reproductions
In honor of the centenary of the birth of Arie Aroch, the exhibition celebrated the work of an artist considered a founding father of Israeli art whose importance and influence continues to reverberate in the local artistic landscape today. Drawn from the Israel Museum’s collection, as well as from the private collection of the Aroch family on long-term loan to the Israel Museum, the works on view followed the stylistic process of abstraction and formal development of Aroch's entire artistic career, which spanned from 1940s through his death in 1974. The exhibition featured approximately 40 works in a large range of media. oil on canvas, oil, pencil and collage on wood and paper, painted reliefs and oil stick on reproductions. The exhibition was curated by Timna Seligman, Curator of Ticho House.