Thursday, March 18, 2021

A most impressive survey of art inspired by David

 Author of War Songs, Dr. 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. I am thrilled to find his review for my new release, The David Chronicles Art:

Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
Uvi Poznansky dons another Technicolor coat in her repertoire 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.

Now she combines all of her previous six books about the impact of the biblical David on artists throughout time – The David Chronicles. The author now is curating art collections to enhance the pleasure of her books’ stories. This collection 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 life of David – or as Uvi states, ‘a collection of art throughout the ages around the story of David. How did the masters of art imagine the epic battle of David and Goliath, the aftermath of David’s victory over Goliath, and the decline of the House of Saul and David’s rise to the throne? How did they imagine the most torrid love affair ever told, David’s forbidden love affair with Bathsheba, the rape of David’s daughter, Tamar, by her half-brother Amnon, and the affair of King David and his last concubine, Abishag?

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 21

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