This beautiful micrography lithograph, signed by the artist, was created and printed in Jerusalem. It is a micrography of the Western (Wailing) Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is Judaism's most holy site. It is the closest a Jew can get (nearly) to where the ancient Holy of Holies was in the ancient Jewish Temple.
David Yohanan has taken Psalms (tehillim) and embedded them into the rocks of the Western Wall.
In the foreground we see a sephardic (middle eastern) Torah scroll, resting on a tallit (prayer shawl) waiting for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah service. Above the Wall is the Dome of the Rock, under which holds the rock that tradition says is the foundation stone for the world and the site where Abraham nearly sacrificed his son Isaac for God.
This is a beautiful gift for any Bar or Bat Mitzvah bor or girl, any home, office, synagogue or for anyone interested in Jerusalem or the Kotel.
11" x 13".
David Yohanan's work is not sold outside of Israel, this is the only place on the Internet to find his work.
David Yohanan was born in Tiberius (Tveria), Israel in 1971.
Already at an early age it was evident that he had extraordinary painting talents, and he was considered a child prodigy. At 12 years old, he participated in a national painting competition, reaped many accolades, and took First Prize. In 1987, he moved to Jerusalem and enrolled in the Betzalel School of Art, which also pursuing Judaic Studies in a yeshiva, and achieved mastery as a Scribe (Sofer Stam - Sofer Torah Umezusot).
His dual talents are evidenced in the remarkable combinations of writing and decorations on klaf (holy parchments), incorporating symbols and quotations from the Bible, and Jerusalem scapes. Examples of his artistic creations include a Megilat Esther (scroll of the Book of Esther), ktubot (wedding agreements), depictions of pitum haktoret (the Temple incense mixture) and more.
He has drawn hundreds of paintings in charcoal, aquatint, acrylic, oil and watercolors. His painting techniques include illuminations, microcaligraphy, papercuts and vitrage. The interweaving of colors and varied shapes give his paintings depth and exhibit remarkable creativity. In addition, the artist has shown great interior design talents; he designs aronot kodesh (Torah scroll arks) and Judaica art ornaments. Mr. Yohanan has recently put out a series of original and unique Calligraphy paintings.
His works of art are recognized widely in the art world, and adorn the homes of many famous people throughout the world.
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