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“Two Chassids” by Mane-Katz

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The traditional realistic portrait of two men fascinates with the conveyed accuracy of characters. Emmanuel Mané-Katz illuminates the faces, creating the light aura around the head of the right chassid. Subdued colors and the composition resemble paintings of the Renaissance. Figures seem to be in contrast, their glances, clothes, hair, appearances are opposite. For instance, big round a bit scared eyes of the taller one counter with narrowed, cunning look of the red-headed, that cautiously peeps out of the shoulder.

Emmanuel Mané-Katz was a Russian born artist, famous for depictions of the Jewish shtetl. The artist moved to Paris during the Civil war. There he took part in the art movement known as the School of Paris. And, furthermore, played a role in the foundation of the Jewish School of Paris. Brighter colors in his later artistic period substituted more somber tints. 

Kings gallery

Kings gallery has a collection of works by Emmanuel Mané-Katz. We offer two landscapes by him: the abstract and snowy light. Besides, his “Jews praying at the Kotel” is spiritually intense, showing the moment of the highest concentration. Significantly, the artist won a gold medal at the Paris World’s Fair in 1931 with his painting “The Wailing Wall”. Mané-Katz’s actual home was Paris, however, spiritual one was always the Land of Israel.

In addition, take a look at Chassidic dancing by Yosef Douer. Three chassids are flying in their passion and G-d worship, their silhouettes resemble fire flames. Also, Chassidic dancing by Ora Nissim captivates through the transmitted wide spectrum of emotions.

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. The gallery specializes primarily 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.

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