Blue Mountains News

Day Gallery ~ Enduring Beauty

Source: Jennifer Gabbay
Posted: 24 May 2020
APHRODITE & GYMEA LILY Mixed Media on Board 100 x 100 cm $4000
Enduring Beauty | June 2020 | Jennifer Gabbay
Day Gallery, Blackheath

In these days of uncertainty I lost myself in inspirational reflection of historic times, forgotten icons of beauty that had many stories to tell if they could talk; and the beauty of flowers that would ornament ancient sculptures and artefacts.

The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that objects, plants, places and creatures possessed a distinct soul - a spiritual essence - which they called animism.

My new series of paintings is inspired by this idea of animism. I have merged images from ancient Roman sculpture with flowers to express reverence for the ancient world. They experimented with ways of representing the human body, both as object of beauty and of meaning. The power of Greek and Roman female sculptures, combined with flowers, evokes both strength and beauty and therefore has lasting aesthetic value.

The erosion and disfigurement throughout the millennia does not diminish the beauty and resilience of these statues. By adding an embellishment of flowers I seek to imbue this lasting beauty with added meaning.

The Exhibition is viewable by appointment only (until COVID restrictions are lifted).
Zoom/FaceTime | Postal Catalogue | Virtual Tour | Online

Enduring Beauty #3 Mixed Media on board 120 x 60 cm $3,000
Portrait of Jennifer
 
Heritage, travel & destination photography by Deep Heritage, travel & destination photography by Deep Hill Media Heritage, travel & destination photography by Deep Hill Media Portrait photography, character profiles and business articles by Deep Hill Media

Recent News

A New, More Convenient Booked Waste Service Coming Soon
A New, More Convenient Booked Waste Service Coming Soon
From 1 August, Council is moving to a more convenient, one-service model...
Call for applications: Award to recognise community resilience
Call for applications: Award to recognise community resilience
Council is calling on local organisations and groups working on initiatives...
Council Seeks Investment in Job Creator Programs following COVID-19
Council Seeks Investment in Job Creator Programs following COVID-19
Blue Mountains City Council is advocating for investment in Job Creato...
Council's Report Card from the Community Shows Best Results in 24 Years
Council's Report Card from the Community Shows Best Results in 24 Years
Blue Mountains City Council is pleased to share the results of the latest...
Join Thousands of Australians as they Register for Fly into July
Join Thousands of Australians as they Register for Fly into July
The Fly into July challenge is designed to encourage people of all abilities...

What's New

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
Katoomba Family Hotel BOTTLE SHOP PRODUCTS AND PUB FOOD - 4782 1106
Welcome in-house diners from tonight
Welcome in-house diners from tonight
Alexandra Hotel Takeaway & delivery still operating as usual, from 5pm, including cocktails. Sittings available for this weekend.
Beauty services at your door
Beauty services at your door
Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty Pamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-
Nurture Nature: Stay at Cloudlands
Nurture Nature: Stay at Cloudlands
Cloudlands Nature-based accommodation with direct and private access onto Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Avoid the crowds!
Family farm stay
Family farm stay
Foley's Farm Perfect for families, small groups, four bedrooms, open plan country kitchen, tennis court
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Beauty services at your doorPamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-View Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty »