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“Mitzvah Dance“ by Zvi Malnovitzer

Details of “Mitzvah Dance“ 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 of the heart.

Mitzvah Dance

Mitzvah Dance“ is an old Hasidic tradition and an important part of a Jewish Wedding. The men dance before the bride on the wedding night, sometimes it is one of the leading rabbis or bribe’s father or grandfather. Zvi Malnovitzer depicted the atmosphere of the celebration. Furthermore, the artist conveyed the energy, that fills the artwork’s space with the light and sincere joy. The rabbi prays silently for the bright future of the couple. Notably, viewers of the paintng are able to meet the gaze of the dancer and try to understand and share his feelings. According to the custom, only close relatives participate in this tradition. Thus, depicted moment is sensative and very honest.

You can find a large selection of other artworks created by Zvi Malnovitzer in Kings Gallery. Specifically, inspired by the portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), the artist has transmitted the feelings and glances of the spiritual and material tension moments.

Additionally, some blogs about his paintings: “Tashlikh”“Girl in a White Dress”“Portrait”, “Preparations for the celebration on Mount Meron”. “Jewish wedding” and “Wedding” continue the Chuppah theme.


Kings gallery has a unique collection of paintings created by Zvi Malnovitzer, due to good and respectful relations between gallery owner Eli Cohen and the artist. 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 Eli Cohen.

Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. With over 20 years of experience, Kings Gallery strives to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary International art. The gallery specializes in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. Also, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will be prominent names in the next few years.

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