Holy smokes! What a süper fün day I had today with Mommah P. We had originally planned to travel to “the country” to visit a friend of hers who owns pot-bellied piggies… very cüte those. Unfortunately for us, we missed the boat on that this morning. In the meantime, I accompanied my über cüte hübby to a haircutting appointment (he looks too cüte!!!!) and then he dropped me off (begrudgingly) at my old homestead to meet up with my mommah divine. Off we went for coffee at DD and pondered what to make of our day now that fawning over sweet little swine was out of the question… What to do? What to do? Why a MAKE OVER OF COURSE! But not for the Mommah P. and her junior P. (moi). A makeover to be sure… but it was for the Pip’s old homestead. The Pip house indeed!
The Big Pip’s (mommah P. and poppah P.) recently purchased their first two pieces of art… by whom? By a wünderful Israeli artist who goes by the name of Itzchak Tarkay.
Itzchak Tarkay (born 1935) is an Austrian-born Israeli painter and watercolourist. In 1944, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz for several years. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design from 1951, and graduated from from the Avni Institute of Art in 1956. His art is influenced by French Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, particularly Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec. His work was exhibited at the International Art Expo in New York in 1986 and 1987, and he has been the subject of three books.
What is particularly ümami about Tarkay’s works is that his art is that I’ve been told, primarily influenced by the horrors he witnessed in the Nazi concentration camps- specifically how the women were treated. He then vowed to paint all women in his paintings in positions of high esteem. How glorioüs! And worthy of an üdo ümami award of the week!
Now, naturally the Big Pips were not prepared for this gorgeoüs new art to dominate their lovely lavender living room wall… for if they were, they would not still have a beige (old world) carpet and remnants of the “old world traveler” decor I dressed them with several years ago…