Aron Kravits - Artist Website

Life as metamorphosis theatre in the images and symbols of painting

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties © Erich Fromm «The Birth of Venus» by Odilon Redon  «The Kiss» by Gustav Klimt           Sometimes we feel a complete harmony of oneness with the world. And there are other times when this harmony collapses. It is some kind of labyrinth of the unconscious. Creativity is a guide to this metaphysical life. Artist’s painting is an attempt to imagine his perception of the world. When you look at a piece of art, you are looking through the eyes of the artist. Of course, creativity is intimately connected to the psyche. From this standpoint art makes possible a leap to the kingdom of metaphysics. The viewer becomes a part of an artistic image and somehow identifies himself with it. The symbolism is an especially fascinating side of art. Marc Chagall’s poetic art style made him one of the most famous modern artists. He experimented with different styles: Suprematism, Surrealism, Cubism, etc. These creative experiments culminated in the discovery of absolutely unique colors and shapes. Chagall’s artworks are characterized by special dream-like quality. The poet and critic G. Apollinaire said that Chagall’s works are «supernatural». «Girl Before A […]

Raven as the metaphysical symbol of art. The line between life and death.

The raven is one of the most enigmatic characters in art. On the one hand raven is a fierce and cunning bird, on the other hand it is wise and ingenious. Therefore, interpretation of raven’s symbolism is dual. This ambivalence adds it even more mysteriousness. There are a lot of sources «to cloud» the raven. Let us try to understand that this bird has more to offer than gloomy superstitions. As you know, ravens are scavengers. Most of all negative symbols come from a raven’s appearance at the mangled remains of fallen warriors. In addition, many people associate ravens with messengers of troubles and even death. Those facts evoke various nightmarish associations. Such superstitions really have some mythological causes. But they are quite exaggerated. In fact raven is a more complex character than just a «harbinger of death». Let’s talk about other higher attributes of raven as a counter to such superstitious negative interpretations. We’ll consider the origins of raven’s symbolism and connection between its visual image and metaphysical sense. Raven holds a special place in Norse, Celtic and Native American Indian mythology. In the main it signifies metamorphoses and transformation. In some tribes the raven was considered as a […]

Bauhaus last

Tel-Aviv: Bauhaus in a reflection of an artist Aron Kravits. Bauhaus architectural style was created in Germany in 1920-es by architect Walter Gropius. He proclaimed that beauty of construction is functionality, comfort, usefulness and no excesses. In 1922 Britain got the Palestine mandate and promised to create a hearth for Jewish people. So, after 1919 Jewish immigration from Europe had begun and among them were graduates of Bauhaus school, who, when need of new buildings appeared, began build the White City in Tel-Aviv, that lead to 4000 houses of Bauhaus stile. After few decades the artist Aron Kravits created a serial of paintings named «Tel-Aviv – soul and memory» into which he interpreted his view of not ordinary for Israel and unusual architecture of the White city. Bauhaus Why Bauhaus? In Aron artworks the artist doesn’t represent reality truthfully, but represents his feelings and impression of what he sees. That is why his paintings could be called impressionistic (because an artistic aim is impress) and abstraction (as an art method by which he makes it). For Aron Kravits Bauhaus is not only architecture but the history of Tel-Aviv, of Europe and Jewish nation. This is material monument of the strange […]

Elie Lavie about Aron Kravits

                          City noise The former works of Aron Kravits are entrenched in a cognitive dimension, wherein esoteric works are an expression of the spiritual feelings within his very existence. The paintings do not reveal the slightest clue as to the story behind their creation based on associations from the past and a feeling of detachment from reality.In his new works we perceive an interesting change, where he is undergoing a change from the figurative towards the abstract as a means to depart from the solitude of a world of spiritual symbolism of a hesitant soul, towards the reality of life in Israel, where he expresses scenes with the colours of the desert, down to earth and exciting. The process will terminate when he will finally depart from the vestiges of the past and relinquish the addition of figurative elements to the abstract scene and free his billowing capability to express his total conciliation with reality through his expertise in applying colours.                              Elie Lavie Director of Culture and Museums, Ramat Gan Municipality 1986-2004

Fantasy art – general information and tips for beginning artists

Fantasy art is attributed to a unique art direction that reflects the world, based on real ideas and imaginations about other worlds, beings and other worlds that are logically incompatible. Fantastic style is common in a variety of forms and directions of art. It should be said that a fantastic imagery which is present in film, theater, literature, is clearly conditional in art that in itself violates all the real parameters and the basic laws of the objects which it represents. Any artistic creativity in the composition of its components has to have at least the fantasy elements, because it helps to build and develop the art. Since the images in this area arise through inventing and synthetic compounds of elements, such amazing paintings often need to have more vitality and artistic truth. Fantasy is an area of fine arts, the main characters of which are fantastic images, mythological heroes, as well as the images which were created by the personal imagination of the artist. As fantasy art direction it was finally formed at the end of the twentieth century. Fantasy style is art promotes all the major ideas that occupy the consciousness of representatives of art in contemporary society. […]

Art websites

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Charcoal painting

                                               Charcoal painting – know about main techniques! One of the most popular materials for the drawing is charcoal. It is used to create drawings, sketches and preparatory drawings. Often artists use such technique to create easel works of independent value. For example, it can be said about the series of panels “Hiroshima” of Japanese artist Toshiko Akamatsu and Iri Maruki, who were awarded with World Peace Council Prize. The main part of these panels is made with charcoal; few panels are made with coal, which is combined with gouache and ink. The popularity of this material is not accidental. Charcoal combines the advantages of several different materials. With the help of sharpened charcoal very thin “pencil” line can be done, and at the same time, charcoal which is put on edge giving a picturesque “smear”. The richness of tons of charcoal almost surpasses all other scenic materials in all gradations of tone scale. It can be from the air gray to the deepest black one. Every tone differs with beauty and velvety of the color. Charcoal is […]

Acrylic art

Acrylic art, kinds and tips for beginners! Acrylic paints can be used in different ways, from the creation of unusual and remarkable effects in watercolor painting to heavy layered and textured pictures. Working process with acrylic offers a wide range of features and options. Many different materials can be mixed with the acrylic to create a unique texture and surface. To improve the acrylic art and to create new amazing unexpected effects artist can mix both well-known materials and test new completely unusual applying the whole range of ingenious features. About acrylic art in general – its history and kinds The richness of plastic and scenic features of acrylic paints can be traced in large-scale and expressive canvases of the artists and innovator Morris Louis (1912-1962), Andy Warhol (1928-1987) who worked in the style of pop art in the 1960s, symbolic works of David Hockney (1937) and later psychological compositions of Paula Rego (1935). Acrylic resinous substances were obtained in Germany in the beginning of 20th century and developed in the US by «Rohm and Haas» at the end of the 1920s. Discovered method resins with organic solvents breeding led to the invention of acrylic paints. By the end of […]

Abstract art – just look and feel it!

What is abstract art? Abstract is a style or movement in art. Abstract art or abstract genre involves a rejection of images of real things and forms. Abstractionism aims to cause certain emotions and associations. For these purposes, painting in abstract style, trying to express the harmony of colors, forms, lines, spots and so on. All shapes and color combinations that are in the perimeter of the image, have the idea, its expression and meaning. No matter how it seemed to the viewer looking at the contemporary painting where the lines and smudges, all in the abstract subject to certain rules of expression. Today, the abstraction is so wide and varied that it is divided into many types, styles and genres. Each artist or group of abstract artists try to create something different, something special, which would be the best way to reach the feelings and sensations of the person. To achieve this without the use of recognizable figures and objects is very difficult. For this reason, abstract painting that really evokes a special feeling and make you marvel at the beauty and expressiveness of abstract compositions deserve a lot of respect, and the artist considered to be a genius […]

Simple paintings

Simple paintings – practical accepting and interesting facts Monochromatic art is one of the unique phenomena. A lot of works and researches are devoted to this, but often it is considered as a thing which is rather conventional, and sometimes even decorative. This is not true. The spiritual world of the artist is full of ideas, and he/she tales care not so much about the aesthetic component, but about the spiritual one. Such kind of art is a synthesis of external and internal, explicit and implicit. In this article we would like to pay attention not to the history of monochrome painting, but its essence. So it will be discussed. What we see in monochrome paintings is a result of the interaction of the artist with the basic triad: paper, brush, ink. It’s simple. Therefore, to understand the work correctly, it is necessary to understand the artist and his attitude to pen and ink drawings. Paper for artists is not just improvised material, which they submit for a whim, but rather the opposite – it’s a “brother”, and therefore the attitude to it has developed in appropriate way. The paper is part of the natural environment, and people have always […]