The Deronda Review
a magazine of poetry and thought
Vol. VII No. 2 2018
Yoram Raanan, Phoenix Arising 2, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm (2017) (commentary below)
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by Meira Raanan on
"Phoenix Arising 2":
months after the fire that destroyed his studio and 40 years of work, Yoram started painting in oil in earth tones, burnt and
raw siena, as well as iridescent gold on black
panels. Painting in gold is about the transformation of fire into redemption,
light coming out of darkness, transformation of tragedy.
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Yoram Raanan, Wings of the Earth, 2017, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.
“Wings of the Earth” began with
black, ochre and burnt sienna to which Raanan added
gold to give it life and light. The top of the painting is done with his
fingertips playfully dipped into the gold.
The brushstrokes give the feeling of feathers and wings,
so that it looks like the earth itself has wings. Wings are a symbol of
spirituality and here the very earth seems to be rising up to heaven.
for Eyal V.
I have flown.
I have moved from one place to another.
I am open
confidently jumping fences.
Well, by God, I'm winged.
He gives me this day as a present
and I envision it green in my mind.
Indomitable horse--here, there and everywhere
Hair tossing in the come-what-may wind.
I came to this world to learn
that the good way is the best way.