Let me take this one first. It certainly does fulfill the typical criterion of abstract art paintings albeit in the eyes of commoners. I once overheard two of my classmates in my high school days. They were talking about some black square (maybe it was taught in our history lessons about arts) that got highly popular in the world of artists in around 1920. It was a square drawn and filled in black. Why was it a hit? They discussed that there was something wrong with the artists that they gave so much value to the utterly black simply square painting.
Whatever might be the historical reason for the popularity; the painting before me fulfills the criteria of modern paintings in more than one ways. It is a rectangle within the rectangle. The outer rectangle shows some faint black design quite similar to the marks visible on the wood that is soon finely cut and leveled by a carpenter. I would tell of two more rectangles if I pay attention to the prominent margins of the two rectangles.
The core of the artwork is at the core that doesn’t in itself make for more than a quarter of the area of the whole canvas. The background is sky blue. It is almost plainly brushed but for a few streaks that make the background of the work white mixed with sky blue. At the center is scintillating orange at its youth. It is like some firework is making its way along the painting.
But displaying again a great feature of the paintings by Tali, the color gives the brightest sense of a firework is limited in its overall impact. The trail of orange is ever glowing but a thick and hence faint blue cover around it balances its violent impact. You may feel fire is overdone by the massive waters poured on it but still the core of the fire is bravely fighting against it.
I suddenly feel I appreciate the water looks like mountain and the fire is some pretty town at the base of the hills, as seen in a dark night from an even higher peak. Whatever it originally is, it is always a symbol of life that is bursting but never uncontrolled; which is contradictory but beautiful.In order to convey my belief that Tali is never short of plots to depict, let me keep from getting obsessed with a single painting and move to next.
The next in the line is one with the background that fairly resembles any decorative work on a wall or over any home appliance. It is fine dark lines drawn in a wavelike fashion over a shiny chocolate colored canvas. The core almost square of the painting depicts a transparent candle stand like structure hanging on a wall. The wall is again yellow in nutshell. White and blue are both used to change the tone of this yellow.
Yellow in different tones except the one brightly shining is used here to depict what I perceive as a wall. Look at the wall for a while and you may feel the deep sky in it where some faint white clouds are floating here and there. The brightest of the yellow used in it gives only an impression of yellow soil bating in sun in the noon of a summer day.
The ‘candle stand’ is depicted uniquely with a color to give it a transparent impression. Except for the circular rings that are typical to the many Tali paintings and a few trails of droplets and a chord of muddy brown color the wax is colorful that is over flowing out of the candle stand.
It is blood red at a point, it is blue, and it is reddish brown and all that. So many elements are free themselves, but are neatly organized in the painting. Despite these bright colors what imprint the painting leaves in your mind is of the sky with hazy faint white clouds, it is a tranquilizing impact somewhat catalyzed by the bright colors.
The point is that the artist is never short of the plots to depict. The images have their origin solely in the nature. The pattern of color is sort of common in a sense that contrasts never break the continuity in her paintings and the bright colors are magically used to depict a lively but calm scene. The paintings have a power to bind the viewer. And the charm is always young, no matter how long you have been having the paintings for. To watch them is like tuning to a refreshing music always. And it is art for life and not for the sake of art alone.
Tali paintings are as rich as one can expect modern art to be. The talented artist has never been short of unique plots for her artworks. Most of them are based on natural landscapes showing immense affection and appreciation of nature by the artist.