Neta Dor’s Reviews
Written By Dr. Michael Sgan Cohen
The works of Neta Dor wake up sleeping souls… they are attractive by virtue of their
many meanings… Windows, behind which the mood landscapes of Neta Dor are hidden;
quiet, loving and melancholic warm, and longing, but also helpless, aching and sad…
Art critic, Dresden, Germany
Superbly executed in the European romantic tradition. Dor’s delicately tinted and shaded
etchings find depth and poignancy in ordinary subject-matter. Her work aptly illustrates
the phrase that beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Jerusalem Post Magazine
All the options are open to an eye enriched by outside views… ‘The scene, when its real
qualities are captured, can possess a surrealistic and strange aspect… First and foremost,
they represent what they are objectively. At the same time, they function as motifs with
contours, splashes and textural-pictorial illusions. The etchings of Neta Dor are
characterized by a profound attentiveness to the details of’ her surroundings, lyricism
Dorit Keidar, Ph.D.
Art Researcher, Lecturer, Artist.
Her works are created with amazing mastery, the etchings are of a romantic, classic
nature, and even when she bears witness to tainted sites… the prints and colours are
characterized by strange mourning… Windows sealed and open, barred or barred with
blossoms, carry, in her view, a visual spiritual burden. This way or that, they are rosy,
disturbing, sensitive and distancing at the same time.
Art critic, Artist
The drawings of windows of Neta Dor are reminiscent of the works of Karl Hofer, the
opening of the window symbolizes uncertainty, makes one contemplate the events
behind it… a rainbow smuggled through the lock, thick walls, only a meager light
penetrates the cracks. this is the motif which is significant. The window is the eye of the
world. Let the light come through because the light is the peace.
Extracts from Manfred Löffler
Curator and Director of the Westphalian Haus Gallery, Markeleeberg, Germany
The works of Dor are rich and concise at the same time… She expresses her thoughts in
her creations at a very high level… Her works shift between weighty realism and
absorbing surrealistic expanses. The settings constructed are completed with great
artistry, adroitness and the piece as a whole stands on the verge of the abstract.
Art critic, Leipzig, Germany
Neta Dor expresses herself mainly through her prints. Her etchings are colourful and
possess a very personal character. She draws the world of her experiences with great
power and finds her own special language for events big and small… Her work contains
a magical atmosphere, the colourful pieces are very fine and reflect the way she
contends with the times, they reveal exceptional printing techniques, rooted in traditions
of international printing artists.
Art critic, Zeitz, Germany
“… High quality exhibition, had not seen the like of it, for a long time… ”
Mr. Nakano Naka,
Art critic, Tokyo, Japan
“Neta Dor prints give forth a strong impression… inside her artworks, there is life, strong
energy… they are true, warm, messengers of peace… You can’t but notice, and be
seduced by thus strength which flows out of her work.”
Mr. Masashi Yokoyama
Art critic, President of the “International Art Council”, Tokyo, Japan
“… An almost forgotten quality. What is completely credible in Neta Dor’s graphic
creativity is her authenticity. She acknowledges her emotional, romantic nature and
paints as she feels. In our age, when sophistication for its own sake threatens to turn art
on its head, such authenticity is an almost forgotten quality. It consists in great part of
naive innocence, encompassing the world of symbols constructed by the artist, a world
of dolls, puppets, rocking horses and merry-go-rounds, and horses of flesh and blood.
The authenticity of the works accords them a particular validity and allows the artist to
break out of her immediate confines. In other words, whenever Neta Dor is indeed
“imprisons in her own image”, to the extent that she accepts herself with unpretentious
modesty and openness and takes care to listen both inwardly and outwardly, she
manages to escape the psychological prison in which she – and all of us – are bound.
Moreover, she succeeds in creating a privet reality in which sorrow, loneliness and
human frailty are diluted with hope and “almost mystic” longing for serenity and internal
peace, both for man and for the world.”
From an article, written for her First catalog by:
Dr. Michael Sgan – Cohen
Artist, art researcher, lecturer and art critic