Avigdor Arikha Jerusalem Seen from the South 1980

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Artist
Avigdor Arikha 1929–2010
Title
Jerusalem Seen from the South
Date 1980
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 502 x 657 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1992
Reference
T06638
Not on display

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Although an Israeli national, Arikha has lived and worked for many years in Paris. However, he visits Jerusalem at frequent intervals and has painted a small number of landscapes there, made under a variety of conditions of light. 'Jerusalem Seen from the South' was painted swiftly in brilliant light and intense heat. Beyond the foreground of harsh and rocky terrain the line of the walls of the old city can be seen, with the golden Dome of the Rock rising beyond, and giving the painting a point of focus.

September 2004

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