These last twenty years of diplomatic relations between
Spain and Israel have facilitated the mutual understanding of our
cultural and artistic worlds.
This exhibition of works by Rita Martorell is a contribution
of the first order to this end.
The artist is in full control of her technique and
in a decisive moment with respect to her sensitivity and trajectory.
There are artists who place the rupture with their
predecessors as an essential objective in their works. And unconsciously
they cite their value in this negation, which for them holds the
key to their own originality. As a consequence, one way or another
they repeat this negation throughout their work. They repeat themselves
with this initial determination. Others on the contrary continue
to assimilate contributions from their surroundings throughout their
career, and overcome them in each moment of personal creation. In
this way originality is not for them an act of will, but the result
of integration and renewal. This is the case of Rita Martorell,
an example of non-transferable originality and with a capacity for
All the possibilities of painting exist in each body
painted and interpreted by Rita Martorell.
A work of art is somenthing more than the chosen subject;
it is a breviary of the possibilities of an interpretation. If one
is not faithful to the end, if the result does not overcome the
end, then it is not left open to all the possibilities of its development.
This is somenthing more than its theme and circumstances.
It attracts the attention to what is and what can and will be.
The realism of Rita Martorell in these bodies is the
starting point for suggestion and interpretation. Those who contemplate
them are invited to participate, not in beauty but in reflection.
Realism open and complementary to all reality.
Ex – Minister of External Affairs for Spain