Beautiful Vintage Art Expressionist Tapestry by Calman Shemi, Country of Origin: Israel, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Calman Shemi calls himself a composer of color and light. He was born in Argentina in 1939 and would later go on to study under Italian-Argentinean sculptor Libero Badii. Shemi is known for capturing the subtle color shifts in an image that he translates into an explosion of pigments and hues. This piece is a magnificent example of his work.
Shemi later immigrated to Israel and was a member of the artist community Kibbutz Carnia. While Shemi was known for his “soft” fabric paintings, sculpture, clay works, and paintings, he often enjoyed branching out and challenging himself with different mediums. This piece is titled, signed, and dated on the back by the artist, making this an extraordinary find for a collector.
The vibrant colors of this piece give it an energetic and optimistic feel, as you would expect from Shemi’s work. It also many layers of color, giving it depth and expression. It is an abstract expressionist piece in every aspect. Shemi tried to capture emotion and passion in his work, creating pieces that are captivating and enduring, such as this piece.
The title of this piece is fascinating, considering the artist’s obsession with the interplay of color and light. It is titled, “Evolution of the Cone,” which does not take a far stretch to connect to the cone cells of the eyes. These photoreceptor cells allow us to see the world in living color. Only vertebrates have them, which brings a deeper meaning to the piece.
This is s meaningful and lively piece of artwork, and it is the perfect piece for a contemporary color palette. Millennial pink continues to dominate color trends. This piece has an ultra-modern feel and will brighten any interior. It has tones from every area of the spectrum, presented in a way that is intense, yet layered in a way that softens them at the same time. Calman Shemi’s work is remarkable, and this piece is a must for the fine art collector or interior decorator who needs a piece to bring a bright and cheerful tone to the space.