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Joe Rosenblatt : Selected Comments On Rosenblatt's Art


Selected Comments On Rosenblatt's Art


"Joe Rosenblatt may not be a mainstream artist, but his art is in the mainstream in all the important ways. It is above all about life, lust and love and is stamped with the most human quality of all—the ability to provoke laughter. Following the tradition of Ronald Searle, the satirist, Rosenblatt pokes fun at society, at the vanities we indulge in, and draws a world that is a web of human- animal connections."
                     —Nancy Baele, "Art Review", The Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 1983, reviewing Rosenblatt's solo exhibition at Den - Art Gallery in Ottawa.


"Rosenblatt's poetry and drawings are full of natural things: ants, beetles,dragonflies, birds, bees, pigs, cats, frogs , fish, lampreyes, trees, horses, caterpillars,and serpents among other things, including humans,and some metamorphosed ' unnatural ' things. A surprising number of these natural things are linked traditionally to mythology and folklore with fecundity: in the Mosaic myth: God blessed them, saying , Be fruitful and multiply . . . ( Genesis1:22) ."
                     —Forward by Prof. Michael Bell to The Voluptuous Gardener


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