gorgeous micrography lithograph by David Yohanan,
signed by the artist, created and printed in
Jerusalem. This is the traditional Jewish blessing
for one's children. It's also the blessing given
by the High Priests (Cohanim) every
Shabbat in Jerusalem. We see a father blessing
his children with his hands on their heads and
we see the Cohen's hands with Jerusalem in the
background and a talit (prayer shawl)
in the foreground. The blessing in the center
from Numbers 6:24-26. It translates as: "May
Hashem bless you and safeguard you. May Hashem make
His countenance shine upon you and be gracious
to you. May Hashem turn His countenance toward
you and grant you peace." On the right
hand side is the blessing for boys "May Hashem
make you like Ephraim and Menashe" and on the
left hand side is the blessing for girls "May
Hashem make you like Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and
is a wonderful addition to any home or in a
children's room. It's also a great bar/bat mitzvah
gift or a gift for a newborn.Measures:
11 x 13 inches.
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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