“Jerusalem view” by Ludwig Blum
"Jerusalem view" by Ludwig Blum, known as "the painter of Jerusalem". The green and the blue colours surround the city landscape, making it a bit magical. Artist was born in 1891 in Brno, Margraviate of Moravia. As part of the Third Aliyah, he emigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1923. As a zionist, Blum wanted to show the beauty of the country, he started painting scenes of everyday life and landscapes in Israel. His works shows famous and small local places in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee and the Judaean Mountains. He traveled and painted kibutzes and villages. In 1933, his painting was honoured at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. In 1967, he received the Yakir Yerushalayim from the City of Jerusalem. In 2011, Blum's works were shown in the Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan.