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“Chuppa” by Zvi Malnovitzer

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Zvi Malnovitzer, an expressionist Israeli artist, beautifully depicts the wedding in the twilight. Candles illuminate faces with the same golden color as of the Magen David on the canopy. Women procession is leading the bride to her fiancé.

The word chuppah means covering or protection, this is a literal translation of the Hebrew word  חֻפָּה. Especially, it is intended as a roof or covering for the bride and groom at their wedding. Also, it is the groom’s home, which is from legal perspective a new private domain. 

Now, during the celebration of Sukkot it is interesting to discuss the correlation between two temporal constructions – sukkah and chuppa. The Sukkah is a temporary dwelling place, it commemorates the time of the exodus from Egypt. Inter alia, symbolically Sukkah and Chuppah rhyme due to their temporal structure and purpose, as well through the temporal notion of happiness.

In addition, check a post about another depiction of “Wedding” by Zvi Malnovitzer.

Kings gallery

You can find a large selection of other artworks created by Zvi Malnovitzer in Kings Gallery. Zvi Malnovitzer is famous for combinations of the material and spiritual. Specifically, inspired by the portraits of Rembrandt and the Romanticism of Goya, the style of Zvi Malnovitzer is a unique combination of European Expressionism with traditional and religious themes. Kings gallery highly appreciates the exceptional opportunity to work with this collection and approaches to it responsibly. We thank the artist for trust and exclusivity to manage his art, that he gave to us.

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 primarily in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. Besides, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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