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Israeli modernist artist Reuven Rubin is famous for landscapes of Jerusalem and Galilee. Subtle beauty and variety of muted shades of colors capture the attention of spectators. Viewers immerse into atmosphere of «Jerusalem» that seems to breathe antiquity and vitality.
The Old city appears to be flying. Specifically, in this artwork Reuven Rubin works with the light and its reflections. The glow is magically coming from the middle of the painting – the Temple Mount. In particular, spectators do not see straight lines of the light, the artist illuminates the Holy city by the complex of light reflections in the clouds and on the ground.
As Zionist, Rubin eagerly depicted the natural sights and the landscapes of Israel. The local flora and fauna symbolize renewal and growth. Indeed, the nature shows the harmony, that is being built by newcomers. The city is, also, a continuation and part of the world created by one purpose.
The airiness and upward aspiration of the composition, created by the cypresses and city towers, emphasize the spiritual power of the depicted place. As part of the nature and sky, Jerusalem looks eternal and endless. Moreover, buildings melt away in clouds.
Unique style of the artist plunges viewers into the space of the painting. Interestingly, the combination of details and blurred sides makes the artwork going beyond the frame.
You can find a large selection of works created by Reuven Rubin in Kings Gallery.
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. Especially, 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.