Please check details of “A double portrait of two boys” By Reuven Rubin
Two beautiful blue-eyed boys are looking attentively at the spectators. They see through, fascinating with their purity and sincerity. Reuven Rubin admires the youth and carefreeness. The painting gives an impression, that the children were seen accidentally. Boys’ faces light up, the poses are free. Especially their whole appearance involve us in the magical world of dreams and vivid bright impressions. They are sitting on a toy tiger being ready to start a new journey.
The boy in the right has put one arm around his companion and holds the small figure of giraffe with another one. Behind the heros we can discern a calm landscape in the twilight. Interstingly, all the light in the artwork comes from the boys creating the sense of fabulousness.
Reuven Rubin was a pioneering figurative Israeli artist of the mid-20th and one of the creators of the new Eretz- Israel style.The modernist artist is famous for gentle landscapes of Jerusalem and Galilee. In 1912, he arrived in future Eretz-Israel, which was still the part of the Ottoman Empire. The painter later wrote, that when he got off the ship in Jaffa, he realized that this was his land, where he would live.
Also, we bring to your attention the blog about “Jerusalem” by Reuven Rubin, the Holy city that combines antiquity and vitality. Another Rubin’s artwork, a glass sculpture, depicts the story of “Jonah the prophet”. Besides, check our blog about his “Arad Camel Trainer”.
You can find a large selection of works 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.