Yehouda
Chaki


Works

After the Toba River 0827


35’’ x 80’’

Blue Lake 1543


38’’ x 60’’

Blue Line 0701


35’’ x 46’’

Blue Mountain and a White Sky 1558


36’’ x 60’’

Blue Sky 1165


50’’ x 38’’

Flowers on a Winter Day 1821


38’’ x 30’’

Flowers 278-A


44’’ x 34’’

Green Line 07132


48’’ x 60’’

Heartland 0209


50’’ x 50’’

Mistral 1822


48’’ x 36’’

North West 14101


38’’ x 60’’

October Light 1311


38’’ x 80’’

October Light 1361


38’’ x 80’’

Red Mountain 1411


38’’ x 80’’

Spring Flowers 1811


38’’ x 30’’

Spring Flowers 1813


60’’ x 36’’

Spring Flowers 1815


38’’ x 30’’

Summer Suite 9325-A


34’’ x 44’’

Sunday Afternoon 1814


50’’ x 80’’

Terra Rossa 1816


80’’ x 100’’

To Olympia 1019


20’’ x 80’’

A Children’s Game 1739-w


14’’ x 12’’

Blue Sky 1129-w


9 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’

Blue Sky 1159-w


9 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’

Bouquet on Blue 1807-w


16’’ x 13’’

Greece 1062-w


9 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’

Bouquet on Blue 1808-w


16’’ x 13’’

Last Day of Picasso 1633-w


16’’ x 13’’

October Days 1188-w


9 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’

October Days 1193-w


9 1/2’’ x 7 1/2’’

Window 0931


48’’ x 38’’

Window 1404


38’’ x 30’’

Red Eye 1479-w


14’’ x 12’’

Self-Portrait 1805-w


16’’ x 13’’

Spring Bouquet 1817-w


16’’ x 13’’

Spring Bouquet 1818-w


16’’ x 13’’

Bouquet Joyeux


32 1/2’’ x 24 1/8’’

Bouquet pour Grace


32 1/2’’ x 24 1/8’’

Bouquet with Yellow Flower


18’’ x 14’’

Mountain Spring


20 1/2’’ x 30’’

Tree with Red Leaves / Spring Mountain


30’’ x 38’’

Trees on the Horizon 1377


40’’ x 30’’

Two Trees in Space 1379


40’’ x 30’’


Biography

Yehouda Chaki was born in Athens in 1938, lived in Tel Aviv from 1945 until 1960, and then emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1962 where he continues to live and work. Chaki was educated both in Tel Aviv and at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. He began exhibiting in group exhibitions in 1959, and solo exhibitions in 1962. From 1967 until 1989, Chaki was head of Painting and Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, at the Saidye Bronfman Centre. Presently, he still acts as an artistic advisor for the centre.

The essence of Chaki’s work has been described as a collision of the outside world with the artist’s innermost visceral perceptions. His most recent work: landscapes and still-life’s, are created by selecting and assembling commonly known elements of nature so as to present us with a newly ordered vision of the world. Although no element in his artworks can be traced to actual places and plants, he presents us with a believable reality yet entirely of his own making. The essence of the painting is to be found in their execution. Shapes are defined by forceful lines or clashes of colour, distance is conveyed by subtle shadings contrasting with brutal overlaps, light and mood proceed from chromatic interplays laced with telling brushwork.

Emotion and reason coexist and complement each other in these works. Reason being the product of Chaki’s extraordinary drawing skill, emotion guiding his sense of colour. When read in depth, a landscape done by Chaki leaves us with substantial intellectual pleasure and vast emotional enrichment.

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