The Past Continues


The Past Continues


Essay by Paul T. Nagano

The seventy-six paintings reproduced in this volume capture the artist's work between 1975 and 1988 and comprise variations on the themes of the symbolic pear, key and birds, the human figure, the still life, clocks and time, and landscapes of Jewish history. Each canvas is a chapter in a metaphorical memoir — the experience of an individual made universal. From intangible bricks of sheer imagination, Bak builds a solid world of credible impossibilities, astonishing and delighting the eye through his masterful rendition and provoking the mind through his metaphysical tableaus, at once mysterious and lucid.

  • Published by Pucker Art Publications, Boston, MA, 1988
  • Distributed by David R. Godine, Boston, MA
  • Slip-cased hardcover book, 11.25 x 9"
  • 80 pages with full color images
  • ISBN: 0-87923-723-6
  • Price: $35.00
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