The details of “Kiddush Levana in Safed” by Zvi Malnovitzer
Zvi Malnovitzer is an expressionist contemporary Israeli artist. The painter was grown up in the religious society and managed to connect two separate worlds of arts and Judaism. Particularly, his main themes are Haredi Judaism, Holocuast and Exile. The education in Europe provided him with all the techniques, that he used to convey the subtlest emotions. Viewers seem to stay near a religious group blessing the new Moon (the ceremony of Kiddush Levana).
Zvi Malnovitzer illuminates the artwork by the combination of light reflections coming from the moon and lanterns. Passionate faces of prayers captivate. The artist transmits the unique mysterious atmosphere of Safed. Kidush Levana happens once per month no earlier than three days after the new Moon. According to the tradition, the best time to bless is the end of the Shabath. Interestingly, the moon and the Jewish people have much in common. In particular, the same as the moon is seen in the reflected sunlight, the Jews are presented in the world as the people of the Torah. Besides, the nation of the “lunar” calendar goes through phases of fall and rise similarly to the moon.
You can find a large selection of other artworks created by Zvi Malnovitzer in Kings Gallery. Zvi Malnovitzer is famous for combinations of secular and religious themes. 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, also, contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes primarily 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.