About Landscape By Gil Goldfine

About Landscape is an exhibition of oils on paper in which units of four, six, eight or 12 panels, arranged edge to edge, integrate dietailed floral patterns and close-ups whose sources come from the east, with the spacious freedom of a western European landscape tradition. Farideh’s paintings oscillate between the micro and macro. Only one panel in the series describes the entire garden while the rest are interpretations of its significant elements and color scheme. The detailed translations emulate stained glass windows, fabric patterns, abstract calligraphy and pointillist analysis of the spectrum.
Each serialized group is keyed to a specific color theme drawn from palettes associated with Van Gogh’s sun-filled fields, Monet’s water lilies at Giverny and Cezanne’s pale violet scales of Mont Saint Victoire. However, the multi-view concept could not work without Farideh’s sensitivity to color and design. Her surfaces are fluid, esthetic and visually entertaining, while lending a pictorial hush to the exhibition. The wonderful thing about this show is that one can simultaneously enjoy both the whole and the sum of its parts. Moving from one panel to the next is like listening to a concerto and searching for the passages programmed to elicit a mixture of sounds and emotions. (Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan). Solo Exhibition, ” About Landscape 1991 -2001″
The Jerusalem Post Magazine, December 14, 2001.
( Gil Goldfine : born U.S.A., Painter, Art Critic of Jerusalem Post, Tel Aviv. Education: New York.
Source: Information Center for Israeli Art )