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Bella Lifshits / A flower womb and the perfect pumpkin

“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower… so I said to myself — I’ll paint what I see — what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it — I will make even busy New-Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.” These words were once said by Georgia O’keeffe, the well-known American painter, in a radio interview. In another time and place, the Israeli painter Bella Lifshits says when interviewed: “I paint an apple, but not just an apple. An apple with something inside – I went inside, saw some interesting things and a whole world emerged… I wanted to show something which is deep within the flower. My grandson gave it a title – A Flower Womb.” Read more

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