Reuven Rubin: Landscape near Jerusalem (1968)

Distinctively Israeli Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) is the eighth of 13 children born to a Romanian Jewish Hasidic family in Galaţi. Rubin studies art at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and Ecole des Beaux Arts and Academie Colarossi in Paris. “Although born in Romania and trained in art in Paris and Romania, Reuven Rubin … is…

Reuven Rubin and Itzhak Perelman: Jewish Art and Music

  Reuven Rubin’s painting, Chassidic Dancers,  appeared on the cover of the CD, Itzhak Perelman, In the Fiddler’s House, Angel/EMI Records, 1995. Listen to one song from the album:       Click For Enlarged Image       Art Details Reuven Rubin (1893 – 1974) CHASSIDIC DANCERS, (1968) Signed Rubin and in Hebrew (lower…

Reuven Rubin: Galilean Landscape (1929)

Galilean Landscape According to Christie’s, “In 1922 Rubin [returns] to Palestine, settling in Tel-Aviv: Galilean Landscape [is] painted during this period of rekindled communion with the land. The 1920s [see] Rubin becoming an artistic regenerative force in the burgeoning art community.” Christie’s writes about this painting: Executed in the 1920s, ‘Galilean Landscape’ exemplifies Reuven Rubin’s…

Reuven Rubin: Arab Woman With Potted Plant (1923)

Distinctively Israeli Reuven Rubin is the eighth of 13 children born to a Romanian Jewish Hasidic family. Jewish Virtual Library states, “Although born in Rumania and trained in art in Paris and Rumania, Reuven Rubin in many ways is a distinctly and distinctively Israeli artist. (JVL) Although he spends his life traveling between Romania, Paris, New…

Firdawsi: Gayumarth from the Shahnameh, mid 16th century Iran

 What is the Shahnameh? “The seminal work of Persian literature is the Shahnameh, an epic poem that recounts the history of pre-Islamic Persia or Iranshahr (Greater Iran). The Shahnameh contains 62 stories, told in 990 chapters with 50,000 rhyming couplets. It is divided into three parts—the mythical, heroic, and historical ages. Written in modern Persian,…

Firdawsi: From Shahnama, Rustam Rescues Bijan From the Pit (d.1020)

What is the Shahnama? The Shahnama is Iran’s national epic and one of the world’s great literary masterpieces completed in ca. 1010 by the poet Firdawsi.  …the Shahnama recounts the myths, legends and “history” of Iran from the beginning of time to the Arab conquest in the 7th century. Quote from Shahnama: 1000 Years of…