Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Our colorful market

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The artist lady of Shuk Mahaneh Yehuda paints the market like it is--the fish monger, the legume seller, and even the clothing boutique.

The last time I saw her was in July (as posted in "The easel life in Jerusalem").
It was good to find her again.
And this time I was even able to ask her permission for a photo, instead of taking a picture in stealth mode.
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24 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh I love the area and the market!

VP said...

One of my favorite places there, not many changes in all this time!

Yaelian said...

Mahane Yehuda is a lovely market and that lady paints such a good picture of it:-)

Jew Wishes said...

I love the image within the image aspect to this. What a wonderful capture of mood and beauty, both the market life and the artist and her painting.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dina
I love both your photo and her artwork.... simply beautiful..

Suzanne said...

Such a great place to catch the 'local color'. Do you know her name?

Ania said...

Lovely image!
PS. You said about putting faces to the tragedy and so I did in my recent post. I hear Shimon Peres is coming for the funeral service to honor the president. I was quite surprised as he was quite right winged.

Cloudia said...

Love wandering the market with you, Dina.

Beautiful horses. As my Grandma often asked in a whisper: "Jewish?"

LOL!



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Petrea said...

A painting within a photo! It's wonderful. And you got to talk to her (not stealth mode, I love it).

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Looks like a pretty good painting. Did you buy it?

Turquoise Diaries said...

She is doing a wonderful work but you did a better job by showing us the market thru her eyes. I love the photo Dina.

Dina said...

Shalom all, and thanks for the fun comments.

Ania, Your post certainly brings us a new understanding of the tragedy. Thank you for this moving combination of faces and feelings and facts.

Yes, Peres wanted to come to your late President's funeral. But it was changed to Sunday and now Peres must remain in Israel for our Remembrance Day ceremonies (another sad day).
Foreign Minister Lieberman will represent us at the funeral instead.
Blessings to you all in these heavy days.

Leif Hagen said...

An artsy photo of the artistic artist painting art! Glad you didn't have to be so sneeeeeaky this time about a portrait!
: - )

moneythoughts said...

That is a nice post Dina. The painting is lovely. Would have loved to read a little about the painter.

Dina said...

Shalom friends with the questions. No, I know nothing about the woman. I didn't want to take time from her painting to question her, and anyway I'm still too shy for interrogations. (But glad you noticed my progress from last summer in now at least being able to ask for photo permission.)
And anyway, I'd rather have her remain a bit of a mystery.

PA, no, buying art is not in my budget.

Cloudia, LOL, your Bubbe would have been proud of police horses that understand Hebrew, no?
Or, she might also have asked, "Is it good for the Jews?" ;)

VP, actually there have been some changes in the shuk. A bit of "gentrification." But the basic feeling is the same, thankfully.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

That is interesting to watch And draw for her And for viewers too. Too good. Thanks for sharing.

Louis la Vache said...

oh, but Stealth Mode is sooooo much more fun!
;-D

mypixelsblog said...

It actually took me a month of Sundays to figure this woman's painting out. I don't know what I was looking for or at but I kept looking the the part of the painting in perspective and assumed it "was" the total painting and it isn't of course. Then I suddenly realized the rest of the painting was straight on. And it wasn't the market at all. LOL

I hope you are not confused. I am.

richies said...

Awesome photo. What a great composition, both the photo and the painting

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Pietro said...

I like the market and the artist, she seems to paint it so well and with many details. Very interesting.

JM said...

I had to enlarge this to see the details. It's a great shot and yes, I remember her on the other post.

Mary Ann said...

What a lovely picture (and painting!). Beirut doesn't have real souk anymore, just a big shopping mall mislabeled as a souk. There are good ones north and south of here though.

Catherine said...

I feel bad when I take a picture in "stealth mode".
That's certainly better to ask the permission....In the other hand, it's risky, one can receive a refusal !
Beautiful and really realistic.

Susie of Arabia said...

Just catching up on your past posts (what a great variety as always!), but not commenting on all. I love this photo, Dina. I love sidewalk artists...