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Jerusalem by Ora Nissim

Ora Nissim is a contemporary Israeli artist, who shows Jerusalem and its life in the fabulous way. Spectators easily recognize her artistic style. In particular, due to fantastic combinations of paints and stains the Holy city is full of motion and colors. Spiritually dense and diversified it is never the same: illuminated with different lights and causing a wide range of emotions. Grown up in the Jerusalem neighborhood “Mea Shearim”, Ora Nissim depicts “colorfulness, feeling, movement and joy that are hidden behind that black clothing”.

For example,

The her painting “Jerusalem in purple” emits light.  The unique technique of the artist creates the feeling, that people on the forefront are moving: going in, out and around the buildings. The city is luminous, probably even flaming, striving upward. Even though most buildings are ancient, Ora Nissim transmits the modern mood. As she has described: she paints “Judaism today and in the future”, not “Judaism of the past”.


“Jerusalem in purple” is a part of the series, “Jerusalemin in gold” has simillar composition, however it has totaly different sentiment. People are much more vague. Also, background is less dreamlike, the city seams to be vanishing in flames and haze. The third work “Jerusalem” is much more detailed, here the same colors appear to be more cheerful. Ora Nissim uses the gold quite often, she believes: “Gold instills hope for better days, days of tranquility, and the yearning for the Messiah and complete redemption”.

In addition,

You can find a large selection of other artworks created by Ora Nissim in Kings Gallery. She shows the prayers, that are the moments of the highest power.  Also, her dances are vortices of the worship. Enchated Jerusalem is new on all paintings. As she wrote: “Each day in Jerusalem has its story, its atmosphere, and its primary color”. Ora Nissim shows living Jerusalem in the motion, the language of crossing cultures and mysteries.

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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