Famous Israelis and Jewish Art: 5 Biggest Innovators
Description: We highlight the achievement of 5 famous Israeli Jewish artists. You can’t afford to miss the beauty of the art that they have created.
Israel may only be 73 years old; however, it is a country rich with art and celebrated artists. Israeli Artists, like Menucha Page, Zvi Malovitzer, Igael Tumarki, Liora Rosenman, and Dani Karavan, have made their mark in the world of contemporary art. Their artwork is celebrated with admiration through public and private displays in galleries and institutions across the world.
In this blog post, we highlight the achievement of 5 famous Israeli Jewish artists. You can’t afford to miss the beauty of the art that they have created.
Zvi Malnovitzer is an expressionist painter whose art is inspired by rich portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn and Francisco de Goya. His style of paintings is very unique in that it blends European expressionism with traditional and religious Judaic themes. What is also unique about his art style is that it is reflective of the way he lives his lifestyle- embracing modern ideas while continuing to adhere to religious traditions. His most famous paintings include Lag Ba’omer and The Wedding Scene.
The first thing that comes to mind when one hears the name Dani Karavan is the famous Monument to the Negev Brigade. The monument was designed in memory of the members of the Palmach Negev Brigade, who fell while fighting for Israel in the 1948 war. It is made of raw concrete consisting of eighteen separate elements encompassing 10,000 square meters. These elements are representational and associated with Palmach and the War of Independence. Karavan, himself, is most famous for erecting monuments made with materials from natural elements, such as sand, wood, water, and light. They are also humanist in nature and have resonance with the memories of their specific sites.
Liora Rosenman is an Israeli-born artist. She is also a graduate of the contemporary art program at the Anvi Institute. What stands her artwork apart from other artists is her unique ability to use art as a medium to raise cultural awareness. Her artwork is known to beautifully blend South American colours with Israeli mysticism and modernity. A motif that she uses in all her paintings is the ladder. The ladder is unique in that it is made from by-products of consumerism.
Igael Tumarkin is another well-celebrated Israeli painter and sculptor. His most famous works of art are the Holocaust and Revival memorial in Rabin square as well as the sculptures memorial for fallen soldiers in the Negev. He is also known for his strong affinity with the European heritage. Tumarkin’s work has been shown internationally, and he has received many awards, including the prestigious Israel Prize, in 2004.
Menucha Page is a Jerusalem-based Jewish contemporary artist whose focus is on combining the ancient themes and values of the Torah with contemporary artist techniques. Menucha trained at the New York Institute of Photography under the supervision of Rivka Bergson. Much of her artwork is based on the Hebrew alphabet, the ancient Torah, and other abstract Jewish ideas and is expressed through a variety of media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, woodwork, glasswork, and metalwork. Her art, too, is unconstrained by convention and exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally.
Important takeaway: Israel art is refreshing… Sometimes bold in its approach. Sometimes cool and intellectual. But almost always exhilarating and innovative.