In this blog we would like to highlight artworks depicting the beauty of violin playing. Dating back to the eighteenth century the violin constituted one of key elements associated with the Jewish culture. Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. It is interesting to stop on etymology: klei, means “tools, utensils or instruments of” and zemer, “melody”. Traditional klezmer ensembles were quite small – from one to two violins, clarinet, double bass or tuba, cymbals; also, a flute, a tambourine or a drum with cymbals sometimes.
“Fidler” by Ahuva “Huvy” Elisha
Impressionistic “Fiddler” by Ahuva “Huvy” Elisha transmits the energy of deep concentration and high emotional involvement. Especially, the instant of inspiration and passion is shown with a Hasidic dance on the background. A canopy of a chuppah in the left side expresses the significance of the moment. Deep blue and green tints surround and absorb an action, as well as add an atmosphere of mystery together with vividness.
“Band” by Yosl Bergner
“Band” reflects the atmosphere of a shtetl, fabulous and always sensitive. Fiddler is looking right at spectators, but seem not noticing them. Significantly, the bird and sheep are symbolically supporting young musicians. All of them seem to be exhausted, however, aspiring.
“Hasidic fiddler” by Ora Nissim
As always Ora Nissim conveyed the moment of passion. The luminous figure of the musician in the center shimmers with bright colours and enchants observers.
You can find a large selection of other artworks created by Ora Nissim in Kings Gallery.
In addition, our blog about Musicians of Yosl Bergner might be interesting.
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. Besides, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.