Artist: Rina Sutzkever. Title: Captivating Beauty. Medium: . Image Size: 18.5" x 13.5". Paper Size: 19"x 14". Limited Edition Size: AP. __________Artist Biography: On one of his visits to Israel, Mark Chagall said to Rina Sutzkever,"your father painted in words, and you write in colors."Rina Sutzkever stands out among contemporary artists as steadfast rock against which changing artistic streams and trends break and disappear. Since she started her artistic career, she has remained faithful to her realistic, classical style and her romantic and lyrical tendencies.Her first steps as a professional artist can be traced to her work with the artist Nahum Gilboa. Later she continued working with Moshe Rozentalis and then studied sketching with Prof. Shwartzman. Sutzkever has gradually perfected her style with the help of the Tempera-oil mixed technique, which she learned at Earnest Fox's school in Vienna. Sutzkever possesses an innate talent which enables her to express a rich spectrum of feelings. The women in her portraits are beautiful, romantic and their delicate smile symbolized an aspiration to the indefinable. The flowers, the trees and the woods are painted expressively in the Pissaro style.The outstanding feature in Rina Sutzkever's paintings at present concentrates on combining the beauty of reflection, fantasy and imagination. It looks as if the worldly objects intervene and penetrate one another and at the time disperse and vanish in the universe like a dream, Rina Sutzkever's dream. After contemplating her painting for a certain length of time the onlookers' imagination is fully evoked and the mind experiences an unrealistic and unexpected adventure.Many well-known artists, such as Mordechai Ardon, as well as prominent people such as Mr. Shimon Peres, Israel's former Prime Minister admire her paintings. Mr. Shimon Peres signed the visitors' book at one of Sutzever's exhibitions expressing his appreciation in the following words." an unexpected rich talent... a rare combination of feminine sensitivity and the true artistic technique.... a clever reflection of shadows and imagination.... a fusion of arrogance and delicacy."The prominent art critic Miriam Tal ends her appreciation of Rina Sutzkever's work with the following sentence. “Life is an open book. Some artists ignore it, others seek its mystery, and others red in it with love."Haim Rosental – Painter, a teacher in the university, and former cultural consul.