Two Venetian Windows (Diptych) - Yael David-Cohen

Inspiration details:

Panel

Panel

Italy (made)

1500-1550 (made)

unknown (production)

Wrought iron

V&A collection reference number(s):
630-1888, M488-1936

Artist Statement

Yael David-Cohen

I use found textiles as the idea of recycling and reusing materials and giving them new leases of life is something I very much enjoy. I take great pleasure in hunting for different textiles which I then layer, mixing opaque and transparent to create depth and three dimensional effect. I work with a variety of mixed media, drawing on the textiles with pencils, pastels, oil sticks and acrylic. I often print directly onto the material too.

I visited Venice last year, and thought to make works inspired by the varied ironwork over the windows and doors. I chose to print on textiles to have the effect of the Venetian light on the curtains behind as well as the shadows the cast on the buildings and pavement. This work uses etching prints as it enhances details of the patterns.

Two Venetian Windows (Diptych) - Yael David-Cohen

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Inspiration details:

Panel

Panel

Italy (made)

1500-1550 (made)

unknown (production)

Wrought iron

V&A collection reference number(s):
630-1888, M488-1936

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