30 Aug 2010

Art in Israel

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

I have been in August to a family trip/visit to Israel. Had some wonderful time with everyone, and of course, did some touring around!

So, I wanted to share with you some pictures of artwork I have stumbled upon… well, I was looking for it! Most of it is of ancient art, but I have been to couple of great museums - The Israel Museum in Jerusalem (that was just reopened after major renovation), and the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take pictures of ALL the art I have seen…

Enjoy!

Beit Guvrin and Tel Maresha:

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, Music Players, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, Music Players, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, Elephant, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, Elephant, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, 2-3 Century BCE

Beit Guvrin, Sidonian burial caves, 2-3 Century BCE

Masada:

Masada, mosiac floor from the western palace, Herod the Great, 37-31 BCE

Masada, mosiac floor from the western palace, Herod the Great, 37-31 BCE

Masada, detail from the mosiac floor from the western palace, Herod the Great, 37-31 BCE

Masada, detail from the mosiac floor from the western palace, Herod the Great, 37-31 BCE

Masada, mosiac floor from the western palace, Herod the Great, 37-31 BCE

Masada, mosiac floor from the western palace, Herod the Great, 37-31 BCE

Masada, mosiac floor from the Byzantine church, 5th and 6th centuries AD

Masada, mosiac floor from the Byzantine church, 5th and 6th centuries AD

Rosh Pinna:

Rosh Pina, menorah, Ben Dov, 1998

Rosh Pina, menorah, Ben Dov, 1998Rosh Pinna, blue door

Rosh Pinna, Mannequin in the Banana Tree

Rosh Pinna, Mannequin in the Banana Tree

From the Sharmanka & Cabaret Mechanical Theatre exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv):

Keith Newstead, Fish Tank in the Sky

Keith Newstead, Fish Tank in the Sky

Kazu Harada, Banana Boat

Kazu Harada, Banana Boat

Peter Markey, The Artist

Peter Markey, The Artist

The Junkas-Giles Agriplane

The Junkas-Giles Agriplane

and more ancient mosiac floors from around Israel, presented at the Eretz Israel Museum:

The Bird Mosaic, Beit Guvrin

The Bird Mosaic, Beit Guvrin

Another mosaic at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

Another mosaic at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

And finally, some self painting with mud at the Dead Sea:

Is this art?

Is this art?

and this? art?

and this? art?

What about now? art or not?

What about now? art or not?

OK, this must make it art, right?

OK, this must make it art, right?

Oy yoy yoy, did I make any art?

Oy yoy yoy, did I make any art?

 

Cheers

Moshe

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One Response to “Art in Israel”

  1. :-) מעלה נשכחות

     

    Hagit

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