Neta Dor's Reviews

The works of Neta Dor wake up sleeping souls... they are attractive by virtue of their many meanings... Windows, behind which the mood landscapes of Neta Dor are hidden; quiet, loving and melancholic warm, and longing, but also helpless, aching and sad...

Lilli Vostry
Art critic, Dresden, Germany

Superbly executed in the European romantic tradition. Dor's delicately tinted and shaded etchings find depth and poignancy in ordinary subject-matter. Her work aptly illustrates the phrase that beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

Angela Levine
Jerusalem Post Magazine

All the options are open to an eye enriched by outside views... 'The scene, when its real qualities are captured, can possess a surrealistic and strange aspect... First and foremost, they represent what they are objectively. At the same time, they function as motifs with contours, splashes and textural-pictorial illusions. The etchings of Neta Dor are characterized by a profound attentiveness to the details of' her surroundings, lyricism and grace.

Dorit Keidar
Art Researcher, Lecturer, Painter.

Her works are created with amazing mastery, the etchings are of a romantic, classic nature, and even when she bears witness to tainted sites... the prints and colours are characterized by strange mourning... Windows sealed and open, barred or barred with blossoms, carry, in her view, a visual spiritual burden. This way or that, they are rosy, disturbing, sensitive and distancing at the same time.

Karni Am-Ad
Art critic

The drawings of windows of Neta Dor are reminiscent of the works of Karl Hofer, the opening of the window symbolizes uncertainty, makes one contemplate the events behind it... a rainbow smuggled through the lock, thick walls, only a meager light penetrates the cracks. this is the motif which is significant. The window is the eye of the world. Let the light come through because the light is the peace.

Extracts from Manfred Löffler
Curator and Director of the Westphalian Haus Gallery, Markeleeberg, Germany

The works of Dor are rich and concise at the same time... She expresses her thoughts in her creations at a very high level... Her works shift between weighty realism and absorbing surrealistic expanses. The settings constructed are completed with great artistry, adroitness and the piece as a whole stands on the verge of the abstract.

Christiane Agricola
Art critic, Leipzig, Germany

Neta Dor expresses herself mainly through her prints. Her etchings are colourful and possess a very personal character. She draws the world of her experiences with great power and finds her own special language for events big and small... Her work contains a magical atmosphere, the colourful pieces are very fine and reflect the way she contends with the times, they reveal exceptional printing techniques, rooted in traditions of international printing artists.

R. K.
Art critic, Zeitz, Germany

"... High quality exhibition, had not seen the like of it, for a long time... "

Mr. Nakano Naka,
Art critic, Tokyo, Japan

"Neta Dor prints give forth a strong impression... inside her artworks, there is life, strong energy... they are true, warm, messengers of peace... You can't but notice, and be seduced by thus strength which flows out of her work."

Mr. Masashi Yokoyama
Art critic, President of the "International Art Council", Tokyo, Japan

"... An almost forgotten quality. What is completely credible in Neta Dor's graphic creativity is her authenticity. She acknowledges her emotional, romantic nature and paints as she feels. In our age, when sophistication for its own sake threatens to turn art on its head, such authenticity is an almost forgotten quality. It consists in great part of naive innocence, encompassing the world of symbols constructed by the artist, a world of dolls, puppets, rocking horses and merry-go-rounds, and horses of flesh and blood. The authenticity of the works accords them a particular validity and allows the artist to break out of her immediate confines. In other words, whenever Neta Dor is indeed "imprisons in her own image", to the extent that she accepts herself with unpretentious modesty and openness and takes care to listen both inwardly and outwardly, she manages to escape the psychological prison in which she - and all of us - are bound. Moreover, she succeeds in creating a privet reality in which sorrow, loneliness and human frailty are diluted with hope and "almost mystic" longing for serenity and internal peace, both for man and for the world."

From an article, written for her First catalog by:
Dr. Michael Sgan - Cohen
Artist, art researcher, lecturer and art critic

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