Tamar Getter

Tamar Getter (b. 1953, Israel) is among Israel’s leading conceptual artists. In her first solo exhibition, at the Gilat Gallery in Jerusalem in 1975, she showed a series of works that were later known as the Tel-Hai Cycle. This cycle developed through a number of exhibitions and is linked to Italian Renaissance painting (especially the work of Piero della Francesca). It refers to geometry, painting, terror, war mythos, heroes and anti-heroes. Getter treated constituting moments in Israeli war heritage through a process of abstraction, transforming them into lines (schemes) that could potentially be duplicated infinitely, as both positive and negative images.

Related exhibitions : The Towering Inferno, Melting Walls

Tamar Getter, Death and the Maiden, 2001, Oil tempra on 10 wood panels

Tamar Getter, Death and the Maiden, 2001, Video and sound

Tamar Getter, Zvika Force ,1974-1978, Blackboard paint, classroom chalk, manipulated photo on vinyl sheet

Tamar Getter, Head and Uccello’s Chalice, 1974 – 1978. Blackboard paint, classroom chalk, lacquer and photo on vinyl sheet

Tamar Getter, Untitled (From Recruits series,1989–1991), 1990, Oil and tempera on canvas

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