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12 April 2016

Tel Aviv Museum of Art


If you are a visitor to Tel Aviv or even if you live here then I would sincerely recommend that you visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.  As well as the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art there is also a sculpture garden and  interesting temporary exhibitions.  At the time of writing this blog the museum has 12 exhibitions on show.  One of the current exhibitions is sponsored by The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) called, "My Selfie & I For the Whole Family".  It's a clever way of getting children and the rest of the family to interact with art, photography and technology within the setting of the museum.

Many of the works of art in the permanent collection had either been bequeathed or were on permanent loan to the museum.  It made me feel grateful to these people who had so generously parted with these priceless works of art in order for them to be displayed in the museum for everyone to appreciate.  One often hears about the work of a renowned artist fetching a huge sum of money at an international auction only to be bought by a collector for their own private collection.  It makes sense when private collectors loan their works of art to museums around the world.  I think there is merit in bringing art to the attention and enjoyment of the masses through international exhibitions and loans of permanent art works to museums and galleries.

Here then were some of my favourite works of art from the museum:

Claude Monet, Apple Trees in Blossom, 1900


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Pierre Auguste Renoir, Algerian Woman, 1882


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Alfred Sisley, Countryside near Moret 1885


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Marc Chagall, Leaning Over Flowers, 1927


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Henri Matisse, Woman with Gladiola, 1922


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Pierre Bonnard, Woman Writing, 1920


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Gino Severini, Dancers at Monico's, 1910


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Gustav Klimt, Friederike Maria Beer, 1916


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