“Le Chevalier (Van Dyck)” by Dorit Levinstein, from her "Studying the Masters" collection, is an original hand-painted bronze sculpture inspired by Anthony van Dyck's painting "Charles V on Horseback." In her interpretation, Levinstein explores the themes of nobility and strength depicted in the original painting. Unlike Van Dyck's detailed portrayal of the emperor, Levinstein's rider is faceless, focusing instead on the essence and form rather than specific identity. This artistic choice emphasizes the horse's role in conveying the rider's nobility and strength, aligning with Levinstein's observation about the original painting. The sculpture features Levinstein's signature vibrant colors and fluid lines, capturing the dynamic presence of the horse and the dignified posture of the rider. By rendering the rider without a face, Levinstein invites viewers to focus on the overall impression and symbolism of the work, showcasing her ability to convey deep themes through her distinctive and imaginative sculptural style. "Le Chevalier (Van Dyck)" is not just a reinterpretation of a classic masterpiece; it's a reflection of Levinstein's artistic exploration into the power of form and presence in art.
Dorit Levinstein’s work invites you to step into her universe of forms, figures, and colors. Her spare, elegant sculptures seem to giggle with delight as if tickled and then stretch out with an exquisite elasticity to form their position in space. The sculptures derive their volume from a continuous virtuosic line alluding to human figures, animals, flowers, and objects. Each of the twirling figures is painted in vivid colors, creating rhythmic patterns that regularly repeat themselves like variations on a well-loved tune. Despite its apparent simplicity, the work is the result of a creative and sophisticated process. To master these lean and airy figures, one needs the skill and dexterity of a professional dancer who practices daily to perform the seemingly effortless pirouette. Levinstein’s work can be found in private collections worldwide and is exhibited in exclusive Fine Art galleries. Levinstein also creates commissioned works for indoor and outdoor settings and her monumental outdoor sculptures grace the landscape of many municipalities. EDEN Gallery has been Dorit Levinstein’s exclusive worldwide publisher since 1999.
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