Tuesday, December 1, 2015
|Safed old city at a cold rainy afternoon, the tourists and locals are staying in...|
Friday, November 20, 2015
|Stencil like mural depicts some graffiti seen on Tel Aviv streets|
Thursday, November 19, 2015
|This mural with a funky whimsical theme reflects a realistic cartoonist style, great colors make for a beautiful picture|
Saturday, October 24, 2015
|Subtle style yet incredible moving, street artists can be as skillful and meaningful as political as any mainstream artists.|
Thursday, October 22, 2015
|Urban graffiti mural inside the Wok Republic restaurant on Ben Yehuda | Copyright © 2015 DAVider|
Thursday, October 15, 2015
|Futuristic, robotic funky graffiti mural in the Tel Aviv #Israel central bus station | Copyright © 2015 DAVider|
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
|Beautiful mural size "legal graffiti"; Tel Aviv central bus station; 7th floor |
Copyright © 2015 DAVider
Monday, October 5, 2015
|Some small graffiti stencils are designed to promote a product or a message / @ DAVider 2015|
|Graffiti in walkway (clearance) above Gordon beach and pool, Tel Aviv beach @ DAVider 2015|
Monday, December 14, 2009
Yes, it's suppose to be "arts and crafts" but in case of retirement in Tel Aviv it's crafts first then arts. One of the pleasures of retiring healthy is freedom to do what you like. Creating with your own hands is one of these pleasures. Mastering your craft then exhibiting your work takes the right environment, appreciation of people close to you and personal commitment. It also takes appreciation of art by the community. It helps to collaborate with other artists. All these are here in Tel Aviv and the surrounding towns. In some towns retirees are leading exhibit and groups activities for everyone in the community, children and adults. They organize trips and gather to paint in local parks.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is the second installment of the Mamila Street statue exhibit (see the first part here.) Also notice of great deal of compression and loss in contrast in the editing process. If you would like to have the original JPG image with more detail for your site, please contact me directly. When posting on the blog in low resolution (a few hundred K size JPG) the color and texture are reduced. Especially the marble looses texture in low resolution. But than again there is no substitute to seeing it live in person! E N J O YRead More...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
MAMILA STREET in Jerusalem is a new outdoor boutique mall. Mamila street is short passage with a nice collection of upscale boutiques and stores (from Gap to original jewelry). The biblical architectural design is a nice change from glass and steel malls copied like mushrooms all over Israel. Two Saturday's ago (September 11, 2009) I took a few pictures of the statue display. Israeli sculptures are a mixture of modern and traditional style. The exhibit is outside which limits the sculptures to stone and metal. Mamila street is also small, so the statues are small (20cm to 2meters). But these two limitations did not limit the artists imagination and skill. I will post more pictures in later posts as they are processed. Enjoy...Read More...
Monday, July 14, 2008
The other day a small film crew was interviewing an Israeli Blogger in Dizengoff Center. There was not real fuss, just two video cameras, lights, a producer and a director and two people with a little too much makeup having coffee. I remember seeing huge film crew in San Francisco and New York. Once in a while in a Boston suburb. But in Tel Aviv you can see little art being made all over the place. Besides the regular artist area south of the Shalom Tower, and the somewhat artificial artsy old Yaffo, there are little studios and workshops in the strangest areas of the city.
A blogger interview in Dizengoff Center: typical of lots of small productions in Tel Aviv
There is also a somewhat vivid post secondary art community with all kind of programs. Lately it seems like the film schools are buzzing with action all over the place. Most of the students use somewhat old professional equipment, I have no idea where they get it, but it's probably whatever still works from the TV channels, leftover foreign crew equipment, and whatever the Israeli army has not munged to death. The army trains lots of photographers and a fair number of videographers. When the intifadas where going full tilt, there were lots of video people all over the place. Every demonstration and odd activity was filmed and the Palestinians knew how to avoid these hidden lenses. This is what eventually got them to adopt the full head cover with the keffiyeh, that famous Arab scarf in the distinctive white and black or red pattern.
Jump Cut school for editors and animators - art in the city?!
But as you may imagine, filming riots of Palestinian and Israeli army "action" does not a film maker makes. Israel and to some extent Tel Aviv are going through a metamorphosis of sort. Small trade schools which were essential technical institutes for all kind of trades are growing quickly. Mostly because the universities are not big enough to take all the students which want to attend. Also, there are many new areas which excite young people which the universities have never taught. So the film, editing, photo, and performing art institutes are growing like a runner on steroids. Which is not a bad thing at all. So enjoy the original Israeli movies, music, and dance.
So back to the title, if you were still wondering what this is all about? If Israel had relationships with Arab countries, for example Egypt, Israelis would probably opt to go an study there. Unbeknown to most westerners, the Egyptian film industry is only second to to the Indian Bollywood and the American Hollywood. Egyptian film industry dwarfs anything in Europe, Africa, and Asia! But total cultural and trade isolation gives Israeli schools an opportunity to thrive. Sometimes and they say, you got to make lemonade from lemons... just leave the sugar out for me ;-)
Film makers and producers - all kind of schools...
Jump Cut - School for editors and animators
Minshar - Open University film program (BA) Read More...