Nechama Fine Art’s goal in creating happy paintings is for the viewer to be able to feel the joy when they look at it. In this painting, the colors and expressions on the men’s’ faces let you experience their joy in making music.
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Gold leaf on Canvas.
1 in stock
About This Painting
Jewish music can be secular or devotional, and it is divided into three “streams” of influence. Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, and Sephardi are the three streams, and each stream is comprised of several different cultures of influence. Asian, Middle Eastern, and European cultures have all influenced the distinct, unique sounds of Jewish music. In this vibrant painting, we see a klezmer band performing a lively folk tune. Klezmer music is derived from the Ashkenazi stream of influence, and it is often heard at Jewish weddings and other social events. The painting invokes feelings of happiness and liveliness, and one can almost hear the tune being played by the subjects of the picture. The song is likely being sung in Yiddish, a combination of Hebrew and German.