A gorgeous micrography lithograph by David Yohanan, signed by the artist, created and printed in Jerusalem. This is the story of Samson (Shimshon), leader and protector of the Jewish people against the Philistines for 20 years. He had tremendous strength given to him by G-d on account of him following strict laws and oaths of Jewish observance of being a nazir. He was betrayed by his lover Delila who cut his hair in his sleep; breaking his nazarite oath and breaking his unique strength with it.
Here he is depicted after his original strength is gone and he is imprisoned by the philistines. He prays to G-d for his strength to be returned, for one last moment-to break the pillars of his captures and to bring down the building around him; to his captures death and his own.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates the stories of the bible and fine Jewish art.
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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