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Art in Israel

In many public places in Israel one can find art. Above is a detail of a mosaic at Rosh Hanikra.

Even mailboxes (at left, mailbox in Tsefat) and utility boxes (at right, in Jerusalem) are often decorated with beautiful, colorful paintings.

We were introduced to the art of Sol Baskin at the military museum in Latrun. I believe the large painting at the bottom is of the Six Day War.

Ginosar, a resort on the Kinneret, has a sculpture garden. And too much green grass, considering water is in short supply in Israel.

The above realistic mural is on a building on Rechov Yaffo, Jaffa Street in Jerusalem. Depicted is the light rail train that is under construction and will run in the city.

There are some wonderful art museums in Israel (Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum), but we didn’t get a chance to visit these on our recent trip. We did, however, go into the above building, which is the original building for the Bezalel School of Art. It now has art exhibits on each floor of the building.

frumhouse says

Lovely art and descriptions. I never tire of reading about Israel....

hihorosie says

Love it too! I really love murals and that is a neat one.

Jill says

Thanks for the beautiful tour through some of the art of Israel!

Ilana-Davita says

Thanks for sharing this great diversity. One more reason to go to Israel!

Risa says

Lovely pictures or my lovely country. It's so nice to see the positive accentuated!

Leora says

Thanks, frumhouse, rosie, jill, ID, and Risa, I've been planning this post in my head for a while, and last night I finally put it together. So nice to wake up to all these nice comments.
Risa, welcome, and thanks for commenting.

Fishing Guy says

Leeora: You do live in an area of beautiful art and also wonderful history.

Janet says

I love that door to nowhere!

Carletta says

Such a value placed on art is wonderful to see! I love being somewhere I haven't been and seeing a sculpture, a mural, ...things out of the ordinary that are accents of beauty.
Love the garden sculpture here - would love it in my yard.
The mural depicting what's to be is wonderful.

Tommy V says

very nice art.

Leora says

Fishing Guy, I don't really live in Israel, but it does feel like home when we are there. We just visited for two weeks.
Janet, you mean the Ginosar sculpture? Interesting way of looking at it. My recollection is that it had some biblical symbolism, but I don't remember at all.
Carletta, yes, I love all the art in Israel. Feels good.
Tommy, thanks for visiting!

Batya says

Fantastic collection of pictures.


I love the work of Sol Baskin,saw it first in Latrun's museum.He draw a wonderful sketch of soldiers
dancing.cannot seem to find it anywhere on the internet

Leora says

Tessa, I will keep a look out for Sol Baskin's work again (although I probably won't be going to Latrun on my next trip). Thanks for the note!


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