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1920s in Israeli art
The 1920s are still considered the 'golden age' of Israeli art. The works of the artists of Eretz Israel simulated the formation of Hebrew and Zionist culture in Eretz Israel on the foundations of the Jewish past, but at the same time came in an idealistic-optimistic way using symbolism and utopian colors. The combination of beauty and romance in the works in these years combined with the rarity of works preserved from this period, made the works of these years the desire of every local art collector and accordingly the prices of works from the 20s are significantly higher than the prices of later works. The national poet, Haim Nachman Bialik, wrote in 1926 that the Land of Israel in Reuven...
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Not “graffiti” for a long time: mainstream street art, and thanks to Banksy
The change in demagoguery of buyers, high-tech rich, the trend among celebrities and the phenomenon called Banksy are just some of the reasons for the turnaround. Those who started out as vandals are now artists who are sold for huge sums. Street art has become increasingly common in recent years and is making the art market accessible to a younger collector audience. Until a few years ago, the traditional art market was portrayed as elitist and detached and intended for a small community of interested people. Despite the exposure of street art, this is not reflected in the prices. But in recent times, a number of price records have been broken for the artists who lead the genre, and this...
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New horizons
The "New Horizons" group was founded with the establishment of the state in 1948 by 15 of the best artists in Israel. The three founders of the group and the artists most identified with the group are Yosef Zaritzky, Yehezkel Streichman and Avigdor Steimatzky. In addition, the members of the group include the well-known artists Arie Aroch, Yochanan Simon and Pinchas Abramovich. The years of activity of the group were between the years 1965-1948. The group has brought international influences to local art and also the group has advocated the trend of abstraction. The style of the group ranges from local to universal. It was New Horizons that introduced abstract art into local art in the 1950s...
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