Introducing Harpur Palate‘s
first online issue 

“Afternoon of the Faun, Claude Debussy” by Zahava Lupu

Zahava Lupu is a modern abstract and mixed media artist who lives in Israel. A graduate of The Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, and the Avni Institute of Art, Tel Aviv. Lupu is renowned for her large-size original abstract oil paintings, and her artwork can be found among many famous private and public collections worldwide.

“How does one portray poetry? Perhaps it is impossible, but Zahava Lupu makes an effort to exhibit part of that complexity. Her paintings relate to her innermost melodies, departing from any concrete narrative. The paintings stand on their own, isolated from the world like an icon of aesthetics which derives its reason by simple existence. Like poetry, their beauty is enhanced  through the intimate bond to their creator, offering the viewer a personal insight.” (Hagai Segev, Art Historian)