"Dancer" by Jerusalem painter Yossi Stern (1923-1992). The figure of the dancer is light and lofty. It looks like he is flying in the dreams while dancing with the tambourine. The music is picking him up into the blue hurricane of thoughts and reveries. The Artist was born in a small village in the north of Hungary. When he was 17, he illegaly came to Israel. During this trip he met two wealthy immigrants, who helped the future artist and financed his studies at the Bezalel Art Academy.
Stern began to be recognized as a painter during the last years of the Mandate. He worked as a graphic editor and illustrator of the Hagana's official paper, and after for various newspapers, including Yediot Ahronot, Davar.
Stern's unique style is a kind of "gruff naivety". He showed the peculiar heroes of Jerusalem – its merchants and beggars. He depicted the city that has always been between the sacred and the mundane.