An Arduous Road
Samuel Bak - 60 Years of Creativity
Selected Panels from the Exhibition
The portrait of the elegant woman looking at us with a sad and piercing gaze leaves no doubt as to her whereabouts. Sewn on yellow scarf is the yellow Jewish Badge that ghetto residents were forced to wear. Once this is discerned, her sad look becomes self-evident – her dignity has been trampled, exiled from the realm of her cultural and temporal life. Yet despite the harsh conditions, she retains her femininity – a Polish lady, decked out in her finest: a hat, earrings, a scarf.