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“Ship Series” by Yosl Bergner

Yosl Bergner is one of Israel’s most distinguished and important artists. His art has a distinctly fabulous, mystical and sometimes religious subject focus. His father was a poet who translated some of Franz Kafka’s books into Yiddish, his fantastic images influenced future Yosl Bergner’s paintings. After emigrating to Israel, Yosl Bergner moved from Social Realism, which he preferred to call Social Humanism. Here he created the unique fairy world of kind sad dreamers and butterflies. For instance, check our blog about this artistic period, full of fantasy.

“Ship Series”

This painting is different from other works by Bergner in our collection. Expressionist artwork depicts two ships, one is sailing near the shore and another standing on the bank resembling an insect on the huge legs. Mirroring one each other these two figures seem to be in the dialogue shouting emotions via windows forms. Especially, the canvas is divided into two parts making two actors independent, but at the same time pointing at each other, in particular, through the flag directions.

Maybe, “The Port” by Michael Gross can accompany this post. Delicate and light painting shows two enormous ships as compared to the small boats in the foreground.

Pease find a large selection of works by Yosl Bergner, the artist who showed delicate fusion between sadness and joy. The mastermind of the artist was Vincent Van Gogh. In addition, take a look at the blog about his Homage to Chaim Soutine.

Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. With over 20 years of experience, we strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes on artists from the early period of the 1920’s. We have a large variety of original works and lithographs by leading Jewish, Israeli, and international artists. In addition, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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