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Two Legends and Their Iconic Mark on the History of Jerusalem

This is the story of two legends and their momentous mark on the history of Jerusalem and Jewish people worldwide. This is the journey of two Jewish legends that were born into, fought through and survived the first half of the 20 century, just to meet, in the newly created State of Israel, where each one of these “giants” man, made their mark.

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One, Chagall, masterfully used his brush strokes, vivid imagination, irreplaceable modern style and the inspiration of the story of the Hebrews and the Jews to create an art collection and art creation like no other like it in Jerusalem and Israel.

The other, Rubinger, who used his camera, his instincts, his passion and his dedication to captured many of Israel’s greatest moments and people, including the instantly-recognizable photo of three Israeli paratroopers after the recapture of the Western Wall in the Six-Day War has become a defining image in the history of Israel and the Jewish nation.

Marc Chagall (1887–1985) whom art critic Robert Hughes referred to as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century”, began his love story with the State of Israel in 1930, before its inception, when Ambroise Vollard, one of the most important art dealers of his time, commissioned him to undertake a series of illustrations of the Bible. This was the first of several visits to Jerusalem, highlighted by Chagall’s masterful creation to the Hadassah’s and the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset. “This is my modest gift to the Jewish people who have always dreamt of biblical love, friendship and of peace among all peoples. This is my gift to that people which lived here thousands of years ago among the other Semitic people.” Marc Chagall, February 6, 1962.

Rubinger

David’s Rubinger (born in 1924 in Vienna, Austria), who spent his early adult years fighting during the Second World War, is a legend of his own, in Israel and around the world. Shimon Peres called Rubinger “the photographer of the Nation-in-the-Making”. A Time–Life’s primary photographer for the region, Rubinger was also awarded the” Israel Prize” in communications — photography, becoming the first photographer to receive the award. David is not just a legend. David is part of history, the history of the State of Israel, from its inception till today, as he captures the heart and history of the people of Israel through his eyes and camera lenses.

Visiting David’s home in the heart of the Holy City can best be described as “going back in time” (Click for a video inside David’s Studio). David’s home is a combination of a museum, a shrine, and an archive of the past 60 years of the Holy Land. The walls are completely covered – with almost no space in between – by photos he has taken documenting some of the most defining events in the short history of the State of Israel, as well as no-less-powerful images of the important, yet “simple” people, who are interwoven into this rich fabric of history. Click to read more about David

מארק שאגאל צייר אמן ב טקס הסרת הלוט מעל שטיחי  ה גובלן של שאגאל ב כנסת ב נוכחות שרים ו חברי כנסת שטיחי קיר ציירים  אמן  אמנים ZALMAN SHAZAR President with CHAGALL,MARC; MEIR,G. Chagall Tapestries Unveiling Knesset 19690618  מארק שגאל מרק שאגל

This is the story of two legends and their momentous mark on the history of Jerusalem and Jewish people worldwide. This is the journey of two Jewish legends that were born into, fought through and survived the first half of the 20 century, just to meet, in the newly created State of Israel, where each one of these “giants” man, made their mark.

This project is about the interwoven destinies of these two legends, and the simple, yet, powerful and emotional moments they shared, on several occasions, while each one of them was “preforming his art”. Click to read more about the project

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