stunning lithograph by Jerusalem artist David Yohanan,
signed by the artist, created and printed in Jerusalem.
This is a biblical figure, possibly a High Priest
from the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, playing
the kinor (lyre/violin) which is one of the
instruments that was used in the Temple. The verse
in Hebrew next to him comes from Psalm 149 and says,
"Praise God (halleluya) with a harp and lyre
notice the familar symbols in David's pieces: saxophone,
violin, drums, dove, the walls of the Old City of
Jerusalem, magen david (star of David), Shabbat candles,
Torah scroll with a crown, pomegrante (traditional
food for Rosh Hashana), 7 species, kiddush cup, landscapes
of Jerusalem, fish (another symbol of Rosh Hashana),
and a Purim megila.
is a wonderful addition to any home, office or as
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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