A Film by: Gilad Tocatly
(Israel, 2008, 45 Minutes, Color, Hebrew/English, English subtilts)
Portrait – A Century of Israeli Art
Landscape is at the very core of Israeli art and of Israeli existence in general: the yearned for, captivating, conquered, cultivated, spoiled land - the place that is fought and died for, the scenery that, for the majority of artists working in the first part of the 20th century, was a new, strange, and alien landscape, totally different from that of their countries of origin – with its Mediterranean sea, desert sand, and blinding light. But can landscape be depicted with "innocent eyes", free of ideology and politics
Artists in the chapter (in an alphabetical order): Anna Ticho, Arie Lubin, Assim Abu Shakra, Boaz and Dana Zonshein, Dalia Amotz, Dani Karavan, Elyahu Gat, Gal Weinstein, Ludwig Blum, Meirav Heiman, Michael Gross, Mordechai Ardon, Nahum Gutman, Ori Reizman, Peter Merom, Reuven Rubin, Sigalit Landau, Ya'akov Steinhart, Yehudit Sasportas, Yizhak Danziger, Yosaif Cohain, Yossef Zaritsky, Ziona Tager and others.