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“Israeli Landscape” by Henry Andrew Harper

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Henry Andrew Harper was born in 1835. The British Victorian artist became well-known as a painter of orient. In 1872 Harper traveled around Palestine and Egypt. The exhibition of his landscapes took place at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Especially it was interesting for Harper to connect places with Bibilical events and convey the mood and the spirit of the Holy Land. His diaries turned into travel books, including “Journey of a painter in the Land of the Bible” and “Journeys in the Land of Israel”. Also, his “llustrated Letters to My Children from the Holy Land: Eastern Manners and Customs Depicted in a Series of Sketches from Life” with beautiful sketches became to be a quite popular culturological essay.

“Israeli Landscape”

“Israeli Landscape” resembles the views of Etretat in France. These rocks inspired many artists, inter alia, Turner, Picasso, Delacroix, Pissaro, Renoir and, of course, Monet. In the artwork by Harper a raging sea seems cold. The artist conveyed the sprays of the waves and haze. Moreover, it is so precise, that spectators even feel the the breeze.

In particular, the landscape depicts Rosh HaNikra grottoes. The massive white rocks on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea form the border between Israel and Lebanon. Interestingly, cliffs there are riddled with natural tunnels, as the result of sea action on the soft chalk rock. Through this area the former British Cairo-Istanbul railway passed. Additionally, a cable car going up to the rocks calims to be the steepest in the world.

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