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“Woman in the market” by Zvi Malnovitzer

Please view details of artwork “Woman in the market”.

Realistic painting of Jewish religious woman in the market. Zvi Malnovitzer brings attention to the fatigue and compassion. The artist is not using multicolored palette, he creates the image mostly with shades of beige and blue colors.  Zvi Malnovitzer illuminates the art work by the combination of light reflections. Notably, the pose of the woman tells a lot about her story full of difficulties and challenges.


The hand of the heroine and her look are asking spectator for the support. Heavy bags are pulling her hand down, strapping her jacket and palm. Even though the face is depicted vague, viewers feel the glance and the mood of the woman.With her free hand, she seems to be pointing at spectators.


The expressive, psychologically dense and emotionally suggestive painting forms the spiritual space around the figure, in which the spectator enters.

You can find a large selection of other artworks created by Zvi Malnovitzer in Kings Gallery. Zvi Malnovitzer, Israeli expressionist painter, is famous for combinations of secular and religious themes. Specifically, his works were inspired by the portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669).

Additionally, please find other blogs about some of his painting: “Tashlikh”, “Girl in a White Dress” and “Portrait”.


Kings gallery has a unique collection of paintings created by Zvi Malnovitzer, due to good and respectful relations between gallery owner Eli Cohen and the artist. Kings gallery highly appreciates the exceptional opportunity to work with this collection and approaches to it responsibly. We thank the artist for trust and exclusivity to manage his art, that he gave to Eli Cohen.

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.

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