Impressions from Nazareth

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The theme “Impressions from Nazareth” is the result of years of work through which I try to represent the Nazarene culture with its civilizational and cultural aesthetics through oil paintings, charcoal drawings and photos through which it expresses the social lifestyle in the city, the rich culture of a civil and social heritage in addition to natural landscapes.

“once upon a time, there was a village. it’s the same village of sharp consciousness . In this village, the priest, the carpenter and the teacher lived side by side in perfect harmony. telling stories from life. such as the snake and a fox and a ferret.. In the series “Paintings from Memory”, the artist displays paintings that were inspired by social life, urban landscapes and figures from ancient Nazareth. Medium: charcoal and pencil on paper

“It’s just a view of the strongly system of sense of realism, it is the common language for all of us, where we share the same feelings and thoughts, and having the same situation for all of us
Here is where we communicate by color, line and shape and some social agreements, where the artist uses Impressionist painting to express the theme collector which put us in the first beginning, our beginning.
And now it seems that, colors, lines and shapes are the subject
This is the common language between nature, human and material, as the relationship between the land, the farmer and the plow, the same relationship with the wall, plasterers and his tool”.

Beautiful and neglected, beloved and torn, vibrates the heart and gives no rest to the eyes. This delicate puzzle of emotions and excitement consists of countless pieces, some visible and understandable, others hidden and disappearing.
Nazareth is a city of steep stone alleys, dotted with skinny cats. The old houses that have been lovingly renovated and also the centuries-old houses that stand desolate and half-ruined and still have exceptional beauty are evident in them.
The people who talk about despair and hope, about joy and anger, about what is good and what is difficult and complicated.
To get lost. It’s good wherever you go, it’s definitely great in Nazareth. When you walk and open your eyes – you discover wonders. Look at the thick stone walls, look for the small doors on the sides of the houses that you have to bend over to get through (so the members of the house were protected from a surprise attack). Look at the arches (some of them are clogged and their perfect shape can still be seen), look up at the hanging balconies, notice the small round windows above the large windows, designed to let the moonlight into the house. Peeked into inner courtyards, some deserted, around which lived several generations of the same family. In one of these abandoned houses

palettes from memory

2010 – 2018

{charcoal \ chalk \ pastels \ pencils}

2009 – 2010


Nazarene impressions

2010 – ongoing



Nazarene impressions



impressions from Nazareth

2016 – 2020



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