14 Bialik street, Tel Aviv



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The Rubin Screen, 1928

New in the collection - from 4.9.20

On display in the main gallery, amidst highlights from the permanent collection of Reuven Rubin's paintings is a rare decorated folding screen on top of which Rubin painted a local landscape outside of New York where he vacationed in the summer of 1928, on his second American trip.


The view on the East Coast of the United States on a bright summer day, painted on the screen, evokes Rubin's early 1920s' landscapes of Eretz-Yisrael with their luminous Mediterranean skies.  Note the detail of the air-ship, the Zeppelin in the sky which will reappear in Rubin's "Purim in Tel Aviv" 1929, in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, in which Rubin painted the much publicized event of the "Graff Zeppelin" crossing the skies of Tel Aviv during the Purim festivities that year.  

The story of the screen and its restoration and conservation process are documented in a short film on display in the exhibition.



Photo stills from video: Nurit Sharett