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“The Fisherman” by Reuven Rubin

Calm painting of “The Fisherman” seems to convey the viscosity of water. Since Talmudic times the fish has been a symbol of abundance. Created in the unique style by Reuven Rubin the artwork captures by several focused details. For instance, light blue houses in the small quite fishing village in the background refer to the colors of fish and the figure’s clothing. Moreover, limited color palette creates the sense of harmony and miraculousness. The giant fisherman is thoughtful, resembling the pose of a harpist carried away by the melody. It is interesting, how the transparency is transmitted. Everything is like a row of veils, revealing to the viewer the permanent beauty of this world.

Reuven Rubin

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 depiction of the Holy city that combines its 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 displays the 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.

The Fisherman by Reuven Rubin. Oil on canvas, 74X61 cm.

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