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19.12.1965

`The Jerusalem Post newspaper

Critic - H. Haris

A group Exhibition

Haggefen House` Gallery

Haifa

Dror`s tinted etchings of girls are well designed, although the dark coloring creates a spurious sense of mystery.


11.2.1980

Critic-Avraham Kuperman

Solo exhibition

American's Zionist House

Tell- Aviv

I enjoyed the exhibited pictures very much.
There is a brilliant idea and a great talent.

The colors are very realist.It is one of the best exhibitions that I have seen in the last years. I consider visiting again observing profoundly each picture.
25/2/1980
Indeed I came back and observed the exhibition again.
I consider it no less impressive than my first visit

It is my first time visiting twice in the same exhibition.


11.3.1984

The Jerusalem Post newspaper

Critic- H. Haris

Solo exhibition

`Coffee Ritz` galler

Haifa

Rina Dror`s prints are ambitious but in couple of landscapes she is not entirely at ease in arranging her motifs.
On the other hand, Dror is proficient in the portrayal of young female nudes, of which there is an exceptional numbers.
Her range of poses might be enlarged by depicting, from time to time, older and less idealized bodies.
Another style where she certainly knows how to hit the nail on the head is in a partly minimal abstraction, e.g. the red waves `Landscapes`. This quality is also apparent in her strictly linear hallways and lanes, which possess a distinct abstract significance.



4.8.1984`

Haarez` newspaper

Critic - Nisim Mevorach

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa

 


The connection between the lines values of the drawings and their collage background is the main interesting point of view of this exhibition.
The artist has excellent capability to choose the glued background components fragments in her works, but there is no connection between the content of the text that maybe hidden in the selections of the glued paper and the subject. Any intention of choosing them will be redundantly in context picturesque..
The artist is also equipped with drawing capability that outlet in specific expression in woman images that are shaped in part of the works also from paper cutout.
This exhibition shows the great skill and talent that undoubtedly can produce more powerful results than these.


4.8.1984

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper

Critic - Hanoch Ron

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa

This is an exhibition that the rhythm of the drawing sweeps away the work of art.
The nude is only a means, a starting point for deeper substance, and the counterpoint between the naked collage and the drawing, has a special aroma.

This is an exhibition in the major scale!


4.8.1984

Hed Hachinuch - magazine

Critic - Naomi Eshel

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa


I am very impressed!
There are here genuine artistic values: transparency well build, interesting compositions.
There is a sophistication in the combinations of positive and negative, and nice games of dark and bright colours surfaces.
The colours are very interesting and in place.

I enjoyed it very much
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4.8.1984

Le journal d`Israel newspaper

Critic -Natan Karcmar

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa


Cafe Theater `The Simta` is a small cultural center in the middle of old Jaffa, in which plays are regularly shown, and art exhibition are exhibited.
Rina Dror was chosen to exhibit her collages exhibition `Feminine nude ` in the The Simta` gallery.
The technique is collage, based on using white paper, colored paper, journals and magazines.They are torn, cutout and on them there are drawings in a pencil and an ink women in nude.
The correct using of shadowing with pattern in positive and in large value in negative characteristically part of her works in the exhibition. Using the shapes and the images from the journal with the drawing, emphasis the rhythms of woman body that her lines are drawn with confident, resolved and decisive, which pronounce a movement in art that was and will stay forever.
The nude is academic subject per excellence that can be overflow to banality, but Rina Dror succeeded with passion and rich imagination to give `nude` a new artistic meaning.

4.8.1984

Critic and artist - Polina Rom

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa

 

Beautiful, interesting, original and teaches a lot.
I was very impressed from the marvelous fertility imagination, the capability of the synthesis between the drawings and the collages .Her deeply artistic sight very impressive.Not often it is possible to express and put in narrow frames the innermost feelings in connection with true art.

Thank you Rina Dror, you did it!

 

4.8.1984

Critic and artist - Jacob Shiloh

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa

I enjoyed very much the collages,

but especially from the hand that draws them!

24.8.1984

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper

Reporter- Eran Ziv

Solo exhibition

The Theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa


Rina is not afraid from nude.

`The nude is only a means, a starting point for deeper substance`, so are writing the critics about the work of Rina Dror, an artist from Rishon Le Zion who exhibits 25 collages in `Hasimta` theater gallery at old Jaffa. Rina who started drawing nude at age 15 is captured with this subject, `Feminine Nude`.
She works with variety techniques, as: drawing, collage and each way that can illustrate her flowing ideas that are running in her head during house works and family care. This is her seventh single exhibition in the last four years.
Rina is also an art teacher in `Haviv` elementary school, at Rishon Le Z ion. She said that through the children she is fulfilled.
Her work `Jerusalem as a symbol of Israel unity` is exhibited permanently at the president house in Jerusalem.


24.8.1984

Maariv newspaper

Reporter - Gill Yudelevich

Solo exhibition

The theater Gallery `The Simta`

Old Jaffa


`Nude` not at the President House

Rina Dror, an artist from Rishon Le Zion, is exhibited her seventh single exhibition in the theater `Hasimta` gallery, in old Jaffa.
The nude in Rina Dror pictures is only means, a starting point for deeper substance. She combined nude with precisely, sharply and strictly lines.
Rina Dror srated to draw feminine nude at age 15, when she jointed her mother the artist Shullamith Silagyi as a member of the artists group in `The Geffen House` in Haifa, her home town
.`I have plenty of ides; they are coming out during house works and family care`
.Rina is also an art teacher in `Haviv elementary school, at Rishon Le Z ion. . Her pupils were credited with prizes every exhibition they were participated in.
Her work `Jerusalem as a symbol of Israel unity` is exhibited permanently at the president house in Jerusalem; `in this work` she says `there is no nude`.

 

 

Motion in the material

Rina Dror get the great desire to creat from her family .when she was a child her mother, Shulamit Silagyi was an artist, her older brother Giora Shalgi was very talented and her father Paveo Silagyi who was an engineer loved to engrave and to invent patents.
Rina has been painting for 20 years and she is a member in the Art association.Her professional is an art teacher. Once a week she participated in a group drawing nude models. The base of her collages is drawing and the use of plane newspaper or colored newspaper is like: ` Motion in the material` she explains.
In her first exhibition she exhibited an etching on oil pastel, latter she worked with aquarelle and drawings, but most she loved to do collages.At the age 15-she started her real paint; she jointed her mother's drawing nude model class. And since than she did not stop to express her artistic ability in this subject.`All my artistic ideas can be found in my thoughts; I only have to produce them, every thing that I am doing is the best for that moment.` I don't believe in pressures or compulsions, what insides me must be release and be expressed. I simply see every thing with my eyes closed, as an inner sight, like another world`.At the Feminine nude Collages, Rina says: `you have to run around the picture with your eyes while you are watching, not to focus on one part of it, like the text or an image. You have to fill the movement, to look at the whole concept, to give freedom to your imagination`. The important skill in doing Collage is drawing.

On the 9th on February 1985 Rina Dror`s exhibition, will be opened in` Yad -Labanim` memorial house in Rishon Le Zion.

 

3.5.1986

Rina Dror - speech about her exhibition
`My Homeland, Israel

`The Lovers of Zion Research College

Rishon Le Zion

 

 

There is something magical in my desire to travel and search beautiful landscape at my Homeland just to paint.
It is like falling in love every time from the beginning. My deep roots of my love to patriotism began in my childhood when I was a pupil at the`Really Hebrew School` in Haifa. I was also a member of the Scouts Youth in school named `The Mount Carmel Wonderer`.
Every Saturday meeting we marched 5 km through the streets and the neighborhoods in Haifa, climbing over mount Carmel until we arrived to the magnificent `Grove horseshoe`.
We were surrounds by the beautiful nature, the flowers: Anemone, Cyclamen, Daffodil, the old Pine trees, and the smell of the earth, the sunshine lights and shadows.. Sometine the meetings were at nights. We learned about the stars and to search some of them, to listen to the whisper of silence at night.
We learned how to feel the nature and to be part of it. Everything was wonderful, I can see and feel it now as it is alive.
My first experience in landscape painting were when I was a teenager.I joint my mother, Shulamith Silagyi who was an artist.
We search after an interesting landscape throught the roads on Mount Carmel. We were impressed from the wadis and the view of the open sea. We rested on a bench under the trees in`Mother Garden`, there the lights and shadows inspired my imagination.

As an elder artist, I travel through the country finding the places and the view, which stimulate my senses.
Some times the games of shadows and lights impress me, or the blue colors of the sea waves.
I feel that my being outside the nature gives me an inspiration.

In this exhibition I show my wonderful trips in my Homeland full of views with variety techniques:Drawings, Aquarelle (water color), Collages, Mix techniques.

 

7.12.1991

Yedioth Ahronoth

Reporter - Shula Frumer

A single exhibition

`Gan- Hamoshava The`colony`garden- Time tunnel from a modern point of view

The Lovers of Zion ResearchCollege

Rishon Le Zion

 

 

Rina Dror cornered `Gan Hamoshava`(the colony garden),it is a great garden in the center of Rishon Le Zion, the fourth large city in Israel.
Rina seems to be equipped with a hidden camera that lets the events to flow with out interfering by her presents.She `catches`the figures and the views and transfers them to her sketchbook.`There is something magic in this green place`, she says. And those magic events are absorbed in sensitive eyes and a lot of rhythm and dynamics.
Rina was born in Haifa and since 1967 she lives in Rishon Le Zion. She decided to use her town as an object to her next exhibition.and choose the great history garden in the center of the town who was planted at 1903 by the pioneers who establishing Rishon Le Zion as a colony in 1882.
`Gan Hamoshavah` (Rina says that if she would say the city garden, people might think about a mall) finds its expression in many different observations.The artist pays her attention toward the details in the surroundings environment such as: the cards players, the resting and passing people, and those who enjoy themselves in that place.While she was sitting in the corner of the garden on the same bench for two weeks, equipped with a hat, thermos with hot tea and colors palette, everything was passing through like a movie. ` I have to be mixed with the nature, to feel to be a part of it`, said Rina.
She used different techniques to express her ideas in large range of creativity, as: ink drawing, oil pastel, aquarelle on white paper and colored paper and the climax is the cutout technique.The colorful compositions create texture of depth and motion. The figurative style mixed with shadows and lights movement and the cutout -collages, gives together a sophisticated work of art.

7.12.1991

Rina Dror- speech about her exhibition

`Gan- Hamoshava`
The colony garden -
Time tunnel from a modern point of view

The Lovers of
Zion Research College

Rishon Le Zion


 

It did not take a lot of afford to search for creative ideas while entering the public garden.

There is something magical in this green, green place. The garden area is very large; you can see every thing in to its depth, one object is revealed from another object. The height trees trunks and the mysterious of the branches, the curving paths full with different colorful human characters. I found it very pleasant to watch people walking in the garden, like far and hidden camera, with out any disturbance.There is a constant movement in the garden, people are coming and going or passing through the garden.
The most interesting of all are the card players. Every day, at the same time when I arrived to the garden the same people were sitting in their same seats, at the same pose like living sculptures. Every thing is flowing and dynamic except the changes of the sunlights colures.I have learned to memorize garden, almost by heart, and to transfer the movement fraction that I `catch` as a silhouette in a continuous memory. There always remained the shining reflect of the sunlight which floods me with its sharp dazzling light. The card-players were searching for shadows under the tree whereas I looked for the sun to enlighten their surroundings.
I was very inspired by the diversion light and shadow and their movement. Once I came to the garden and there was nothing for me to draw. The card-players were sitting in their places as usual, but the sun did not shine through the cloudy sky. It was all foggy. I took all my equipment, left the garden and decided to have a haircut. While I was sitting there with my eyes closed I could `see` everything.
Art becomes something spiritual for me, an inside look. I can `see` with my eyes closed all the shapes and colors as the entirely artistic images.
The creativity process is similar as: being pregnant and giving birth.

8.2.1985

`Yedioth Ahronoth

`Reporter- Miri Eden

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