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JERUSALEM – “THE HEAVENS TELL” DAVID RAKIA – PAINTINGS

Ruth Dorot

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The article highlights the uniqueness of the city of Jerusalem through the original, mystical qualities of this famous Jerusalem artist.

Rakia perceives both the ethereal and the earthly Jerusalem, uniting them into a perfect singularity that constitutes the core of the world.

Through the application of three elements, the artist combines imagination and originality in his successful creation of authentic images of the city. He conveys a mystical spirituality through the purity of light; content and biblical-historical-religious associations are added through the use of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet; through his choice of one dominant color that might not be realistic , he bestows upon the holy city both a realistic and imaginary-spiritual character that accurately reflect its rare complexity.  


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LIGHT, AIR , MUSIC, KABBALAH, HEBREW LETTERS, LOWER AND UPPER SPHERES, ELEVATION OF SOUL, ALLEVIATION OF PAIN, PEACE, PERFECTION, SPIRITUAL, MYTHICAL, MYSTERIOUS, UNITY, PURITY, EARTHLY, ETHEREAL

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Bibliografia


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