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By Liah Greenfeld

Utilizing a wealth of knowledge accrued in Israel, this learn depicts a whole process within which artwork is created and evaluated--the scale of Israeli society taking into consideration a finished and targeted description of the entire brokers all in favour of the construction and intake of contemporary paintings. the writer analyzes the styles of social relatives and behaviour created round paintings worlds--the international of summary avant-garde paintings and the realm of conventional figurative portray. She argues that the 2 worlds fluctuate appreciably either by way of the criteria that have an effect on the formation of flavor, the method of review and the styles of luck in them and within the ways that those elements exert their impact.

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The painters belonging to the Land of Israel style, to the French Expressionism, to the Canaanic style and some of the members of The Group of Ten are included in this group. The Naive artists retain their original name in this study. This category refers to artists whose works are characterized by folklore subjects executed in relatively primitive technique (such as the space in which all the elements 44 Different worlds are presented flatly and frontally; lack of perspective, schematism of anatomy complemented by a great attention to every detail of a represented object).

The distribution of the exhibition-forums changed during these years. In the 1940s the painters studied exhibited in fourteen places, seven of which were public institutions (two of these seven were art institutions), while the remaining seven were private galleries. All the galleries were located either in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem or Haifa. 50 Until the end of the 1950s, fifteen private galleries were active: eight in Tel-Aviv, three in Jerusalem, three in Haifa and one in Tiberias. In addition to these forums, painters could exhibit in thirty-five public institutions, of which fifteen were art institutions.

The Surrealist category includes painters whose works depict subjects in which reality merges with dreams (of a sickly character, in general, like nightmares, or full of loneliness and nostalgia) which are executed in an absolutely realistic, almost photographic technique. This category includes both Jewish Surrealist painters, and Fantastic Realists, namely, Surrealist painters with pronounced national inclinations and those who lack such inclinations. The category called Free Figurative painting refers to all those artists whose works represent a definite subject taken from reality and who use for this purpose free techniques resembling Impressionists and Post-Impressionists such as Cezanne.

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