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“Gathering cockles” by Max Liebermann 

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Max Liebermann connected the narration of German art with Impressionism. The artist is famous for naturalistic depictions of the daily life. Since the beginning of the career he opposed the tradition of idealisation. In 1873 the artist spent the summer in the village of Barbizon and became acquainted with famous members of Barbizon school renowned for landscapes and village life genre scenes. Interestingly how later the artist managed to depict detachedly emotionally painful episodes.

“Gathering cockles”

The hunched figure depiction vibrate with the glum background colors.  Besides, shades of ocher create an oppressive atmosphere. Liebermann depicted the smallest details, therefore making the light paints technique suppressed by the reality. After 1895 Liebermann fully adopted impressionistic style, that made his painting brighter and more colorful. All the attention of viewers focuses on the arm with a shovel. The whole tension rushes into the lower part of the artwork.

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In addition, take a look at artworks created by Zvi Malnovitzer and, in particular, his piece “Woman in the market”, that could remind the piece by Liebermann.  Even though the face of the woman is depicted vague, viewers guess the glance of the woman. The artist depicts the spiritual space around the figure and makes it visible. Kings gallery has unique relationship with Zvi Malnovitzer and thank the artist for trust and exclusivity to manage his art, that he gave to Eli Cohen.

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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