David Golovsky

David Golovsky

Gymnopedie
  • dimensions

    61 x 76
  • medium

    acrylic on canvas
  • Artist Statement & Bio

    The work was inspired by the piano music of Erik Satie. Gymnopedie refers back to an early Greek dance festival where young dancers often scantily clad showed off their athletic skills. I have found that painting flows more easily whilst the music is playing.  Short Biography of David Golovsky AM  David Golovsky is a retired Urological Surgeon having worked at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney for 30 years. Microsurgery was a subspecialty that enabled him to help pioneer new methods to improve the chances of infertile male partners achieve their own biological family. Painting was always a keen pastime fostered by instruction at Cranbrook School with Justin O’Brien as teacher and mentor. This gentle man instilled a student with a desire to paint and fully utilise a colourful palette .Martin Sharp was a member of the painting group and that created competition as to whose painting would be displayed on the stairway each week. Martin of course was a talented artist and had an exciting history whilst his class mate went to Sydney University to enrol in Medicine. Through the years the painting style ranged from landscape to a dabbling in the abstract. In recent years lessons in portraiture with Joshua Macpherson resulted in portraits of 8 grandchildren. The opportunity to return to abstract was afforded by the most enjoyable classes with Yaeli Ohana whose encouragement is responsible for the current series of paintings.