Our gallery has three depictions of Chassidic dancing by Yosef Douer (1935-2012), a contemporary Israeli artist, who worked and lived in Jerusalem. Also, he was a Rabbi in yeshiva. You can find his biography and several artwork descriptions in our blog.
Three chassids are flying in their passion and G-d worship, their silhouettes resemble fire flames. Especially, revived free strokes convey the motion and energy. “Golden Chassidic dancing” has very intense color pallet. Gold refers to kingship and holiness. The striped with gold caftans can be seen nowadays in Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods. The dance here is a meditation that gives opportunity to ascend.
The figure of a prayer is in the vortex. Yosef Douer made an explicit accent on the hand with the calling gesture. Red and blue combine elements of fire and water, that seem to envelop the worshipper. Particularly, the artist managed to depict spiritual impulse and even convey the idea of its immateriality.
In addition, check our blog about Chasidic dancing by Ora Nissim. She shows the prayers, that are the moments of the highest power. Also, the artist creates different images of enchanted Jerusalem. As she wrote: “Each day in Jerusalem has its story, its atmosphere, and its primary color”. Furthermore, Ora Nissim shows living Jerusalem of today, the language of crossing cultures and mysteries. Therefore, her paintings have broad spectrum of colors, they are full of emotions. Despite the fact, that Ora Nissim is the innovative and successful modern artist, she is a poet.
Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. We strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. In addition, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.