A stunning micrography lithograph
by David Yohanan, signed by the artist, created and printed in Jerusalem. This
is the story of Ruth written in Hebrew. Ruth, a Moabite, who in the days of
the Judges joined the people of Judea with the famous saying "your People
are my People, your God is my God." The Book of Ruth is read by Jews on
the festival of Shavuot (the holiday of the receiving of the Five Books of Moses
on Mount Sinai) because the story took place at that time of the year. As you
can see in the lithograph, the wheat represents the harvest also mentioned in
the Book of Ruth. The last verses of the book tell us that Ruth was the great-grandmother
of King David, from whose descendants the Messiah will come.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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