Saturday, March 11, 2017

Another extraordinarily well-curated collection of art in all forms

Author of War Songs, Grady Harp is an artist representative, gallery owner, writer of essays and articles on figurative and all Representational art for museum catalogues and for travelling exhibitions, and an Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer. He describes himself as being ever on the alert for the new and promising geniuses of tomorrow. So I am deeply honored that he has posted this five-star review for my art book, Inspired by Art: The Edge of Revolt

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Uvi Poznansky dons another Technicolor coat in this latest series of books, always raising the bar for her high standard previous achievements. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she has accomplished the same with the other side of her brain - making visual her ideas (she is an accomplished painter, drawer, and sculptor who has enjoyed exhibitions both in Israel and in California, her present base) and making words in poetry and in short stories and children's books.

Uvi has published an absorbing book series – The David Chronicles – and now is curating art collections to enhance the pleasure of her books’ stories. This volume, THE EDGE OF REVOLT, follows her previous installment FIGHTING GOLIATH and FALL OF A GIANT and is again one of the most complete collections of art from ancient through renaissance to contemporary in drawings, paintings, sculptures, etchings – works by Raffaello Sanzio, Guercino, Maerten van Heemskerck, Eustache Le Sueur, Heinrich Aldegrever, Matthaeus the Elder, Renieri, Jan Steen, Tissot, Schwebel, the Maciejowski Bible, William Blake, Rembrandt, Johann Jacob Haid, Kokoschka, Schwebel, Vallotron, von Carolsfeld, Albert Weisgerber, Michelangelo, Gustave Doré, Francesco Pesellli, Faith Robinson Trumbull, Chagall, Frederic Lord Leighton, and Camillo Boccaccino - some well known, others – discoveries. The art is arranged not by artist but instead by events regarding the lie of David - the rape of his daughter Tamar by her half-brother Amnon, the assassination of Amnon at the hands of Tamar’s brother Absolom, and Absolom’s revolt trying to topple David from his throne. It is a majestic, learned, beautifully designed book that carries a lot of instruction, entertainment, as well as visual pleasure. But then that is what Uvi is all about! Grady Harp, March 17

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