Mar 31, 2021

Weaving Resilience:
Shoshana Comet’s Tapestries
An Interactive Virtual Tour by Ted Comet

2021-06-14T18:07:03-04:00March 31st, 2021|, |Comments Off on Weaving Resilience:
Shoshana Comet’s Tapestries
An Interactive Virtual Tour by Ted Comet

THIS EVENT WAS NOT RECORDED. After surviving the Holocaust, Shoshana Comet (1923-2012) could not speak about her experiences. One day in 1968, Shoshana announced that she had joined a course on weaving. At home, she wove five 6-foot high tapestries which served as a means to unshackle herself from her holocaust trauma. Shoshana then trained to become a psychotherapist, working with Holocaust survivors and their families who had been scarred by their experience. (See Ted Comet, Transforming Trauma Into Creative Energy, March 10, 2014) Ted is giving tours of Shoshana's tapestries to diverse groups, including students from Germany. For the past year, these tours are virtual, developed and conducted by DOROT, an innovative leader in designing intergenerational programs, supportive services and opportunities that enhance the [...]

Jul 4, 2018

FRITZ ASCHER SOCIETY Newsletter #21, July 2018

2018-12-04T12:17:07-05:00July 4th, 2018|Newsletter|Comments Off on FRITZ ASCHER SOCIETY Newsletter #21, July 2018

Dear Friends,I am so very excited today to share new insights into Fritz Ascher’s work. Fritz Ascher’s Dancers from 1921 is a drawing that has dazzled and fascinated me since I saw it first. In the Fritz Ascher exhibition catalogue, I described the eight female and male dancers as “dancing in a circle in naked ecstasy,” “mythical figures in timeless space” (p. 220). Looking at Ascher’s drawing, Henri Matisse’s Dance from 1910 comes to mind, where “the rhythm of the bodies swaying in dance becomes the sole theme of a painting for the first time.” Commonly recognized as a key point of Matisse's career and in the development of modern painting, it was painted for the Russian businessman and art [...]

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