Menashe Kadishman

La Buena Vida


Israeli poet David Avidan once wrote: Poems by their very nature reveal only that which can be put into words

Color and form yield another dimension.

Paintings are rendered in color and intended to be seen; words recount that which is seen.


Donna Brown is an artist with keen senses and a remarkable knack for form and color; the feelings join in of their own accord, emerging from her inner world. Perhaps her forms and lines are square clouds?

Perhaps a smile and sadness, perhaps desires and hopes…

Donna is a poet of color with a personal handwriting and a great deal of freedom…


When Donna wakes up, she says good morning to the paintings and sculptures that have always surrounded her at home. Zaritsky, Streichman, Stematzki, Batya Apollo, Rubin, Aika Brown, Aviva Uri and many more classical as well as avant-garde painters. She has continued to experience art in her family’s extensive travels throughout the world, mainly in Europe and the United States. She has visited hundreds of museums, cathedrals, exhibitions of antique as well as modern art – a tremendous artistic education…


Highly sensitive and warm, she creates art devoid of art politics, and I am happy to write about Donna and her work, both of which I like very much.

She paints like a songbird sings in nature.

In nature, however, there is cyclical regularity; there is day and night and four seasons. Still, man can smile, nature does not smile.

I would dub her work La Buena Vida (The Beautiful Life).


Donna belongs in a new generation of creative artists engaged in painting and art, in the beauty of life, color and forms, just as Matisse concentrated, while painting, on color and beauty only, without getting involved in social concerns.


Art does not solve social problems, but it can caress the pain.