Yosef Douer (1935-2012) was a contemporary Israel artist, who worked and lived in Jerusalem. In addition, he was a Rabbi in yeshiva. Kings gallery has an interesting selection of his artworks.
“Balloon” by Yosef Douer
The “Balloon” is floating in the air. Douer has gently depicted the clear blue sky with a slight haze of clouds, that are reflected in the flying balloon. An accidental scene from life makes spectators dream, it is very free and bright. The artist painted the light-filled view under the influence of impressionism.
“Kotel” by Yosef Douer
“Kotel” shows a part of the retaining wall of the Second Jewish Temple (“The Western Wall”). Full of prayer this place has intense spiritual power. One can recognize figures in the lower part of the painting. All in all, the painting resembles of the window, that leads into the different sublime world. Due to the technique and composition the stones seem to appear gradually from the canvas. People acquire the color as they approach the wall. The artwork is full of motion, it depicts the modern life that surronds this ancient place.
Also, it might be interesting to compare Douer’s “Kotel” with other depictions of the Western wall. For instance, Ora Nissim conveys the atmosphere of the place in a very unique and captivating way in her “The Western Wall”. Besides, “Praying at the Western Wall” by Shlomo Bernstein transmits the spiritual mood of the Holy City. Particularly, such artworks help the mind to focus on prayer and thoughts.
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 specializes 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.