April 17, 2014 13:38
New Barbizon, a group of five female artists, paints modern Israeli life ‘in situ’.
From left, Anna Lukashevsky, Natalia Zourabova, Zoya Cherkassky, Olga Kundina, Asya Lukin..
(photo credit:COURTESY NEW BARBIZON)
It could be a scene straight out of French cultural life in the 19th century. Artists pack a satchel, gather some paints, brushes and a canvas or two, and travel around the country seeking inspiration from the Mediterranean climate and its landscape.It’s a romantic notion, but in the case of five Israeli artists, known collectively as “New Barbizon,” it’s not far from the truth.